Cary software giant SAS has acquired a Maryland company that helps the intelligence community manage its increasing amounts of data.
The company, Vision Systems & Technology, is headquartered in Ellicott City.
VSTI was founded in 1997. The company's customers include the US Department of Defense, Navy, Air Force and the state of Maryland Consulting and Technical Services.
Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
SAS has been looking to expand the services it offers public security agencies.
Last month, the company acquired privately held Memex, a 110-employee company based in Glasgow, Scotland that makes software used to combat crime and terrorism.