Boeing seeks to boost expertise in handling sensitive government information with acquisition of SMSi

ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2011. Executives at the Boeing Co. Information Solutions segment in Arlington, Va., seek to enhance their company's expertise in handling sensitive, classified U.S. military and intelligence information with their proposed acquisition of Solutions Made Simple Inc. (SMSi) in Reston, Va. SMSi's technology enables government users to extract, share, and query information stored in an unlimited number of data sources and applications, Boeing (NYSE:BA) officials say.

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ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2011. Executives at the Boeing Co. Information Solutions segment in Arlington, Va., seek to enhance their company's expertise in handling sensitive, classified information for U.S. military and intelligence organizations with their proposed acquisition of Solutions Made Simple Inc. (SMSi) in Reston, Va. SMSi's technology enables government users to extract, share, and query information stored in an unlimited number of data sources and applications, Boeing (NYSE:BA) officials say.SMSi is privately held, and the terms of the deal were not released. Boeing officials say they expect to finish the transaction sometime this fall. Boeing is particularly interested in SMSi's capabilities in cyber security and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), says John Hinshaw, vice president and general manager of Boeing Information Solutions.

SMSi is an information technology company that concentrates on integration and data management problems for U.S. military and intelligence organizations. The company has about 70 employees -- all of whom have security clearances. SMSi's flagship product is its Twister Data Framework software enables organizations to extract, process, and load data from across the enterprise to create consistent information while accessing several different data sources.

For more information contact Boeing Information Solutions online at www.boeing.com/defense-space/information_solutions, or SMSi at http://sms-fed.com.

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