KeyLogic Systems acquires CrossResolve to expand biometrics services
Engineering firm KeyLogic Systems, Inc. has acquired CrossResolve, a government advisory and strategy services organization focused on biometrics, forensics, and identity programs. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition aligns with KeyLogic’s newfound national security and biometrics-focused strategy and allow the organization deliver a wider selection of services to its client base.
“It has always been our goal for KeyLogic to provide our customers with the best possible solutions, and that’s why we’ve never had a one-time customer,” said Jon Hammock, CEO of KeyLogic Systems. “The acquisition of CrossResolve and its unique offering of biometrics and identity expertise will further strengthen KeyLogic’s capabilities in those areas. Bringing the talented CrossResolve team into the KeyLogic fold will allow us to serve our clients even better.”
Through the acquisition, KeyLogic plans to expand on CrossResolve’s contracts and relationships supporting the federal government, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security among others.
The acquisition comes a little more than a year since KeyLogic appointed J. Kevin Reid, former FBI executive, to lead the company’s focus into biometrics and cybersecurity.
“My objective since joining KeyLogic last year was to build beyond existing capabilities and deliver even more value to customers,” said Kevin Reid, VP of national security and chief information officer of KeyLogic. “My experience at the FBI focusing on biometrics, combined with the past performance and expertise from CrossResolve, has me very optimistic for the positive impact to KeyLogic and how we can develop more innovative and cost-effective ways for federal agencies to manage their security risks.”
As part of the acquisition, CrossResolve founder Valerie Evanoff will serve as a strategic advisor for KeyLogic team where she will provide biometric expertise and strategic guidance.
“I am extremely proud of the work we’ve done at CrossResolve. Over the last six years, we have supported 14 Federal programs, earned the trust of 11 different State and Federal agencies, and matured relationships across the identity landscape,” said Evanoff. “I’ve known Jon Hammock for over a decade and have been impressed by the rapid growth and of KeyLogic in recent years. I am confident that CrossResolve and KeyLogic customers alike will benefit greatly from these two companies coming together.”
With a career in federal government and private sector service serving in various FBI biometric initiatives across the FBI Science and Technology Branch, Evanoff has been a recognized leader in the fields of biometrics, forensics, identity management and identity intelligence.
Prior to her federal service, Evanoff served as the CEO of Biometric Services International (BSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP).