Scitor, which gets its name from the Latin word meaning "to seek to know," counts on the fact that its clients are looking for an IT firm that is in the know about aerospace and defense systems. The company offers a wide range of professional and technology services in such areas as engineering, finance, and management. It offers consulting, risk management, software development, and systems engineering among many other services. Scitor works primarily for US government agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Air Force. Scitor was founded in 1979. The company is controlled by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.
Key contracts for Scitor in 2011 included a more than $29 million deal with the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to provide technical and engineering support services. Late the previous year the company won another contract with the USAF to provide engineering, consulting and technical advisory support services to the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, California.
Headquartered in Virginia, Scitor operates nationwide from about 20 satellite offices and facilities. – less