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ViON Sells State Government Tech Operations to Peraton

The deal, backed by Veritas Capital, includes technology contracts with West Virginia as well as other states and federal agencies. The sale comes amid a growth wave for Peraton, which recently bought a big consulting firm.

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Virginia-based ViON has sold its cloud services operation — a unit that has contracts with state governments and other agencies — to Peraton, a government IT service provider that is owned by Veritas Capital.

Terms were not disclosed.

The move comes amid ongoing gov tech and consulting growth for Peraton and Veritas, though recent noteworthy deals have tended to involve activity at the federal level. The sale also reflects the increasing investment and merger and acquisition activity in the government technology sector as cloud computing gains more dominance and the pandemic shows the importance of cutting-edge software and related tools.

"ViON's business leads the industry in providing an on-prem, cloud-like experience with a platform that enables scale and governance," said Tom Frana, president and CEO of ViON, in a statement. “With its existing solutions and presence in the government market, Peraton is well positioned to capitalize on this while ViON will focus on growing its analytics and artificial intelligence solutions business."

Virginia-based Peraton, which focuses on national security and other services for the U.S. government, said the deal includes the “key leaders, cleared employees and contracts across the U.S. Department of Defense, civilian agencies and state governments.”

Among the more recent contracts ViON signed was with West Virginia to provide IT infrastructure services. The deal enables the state’s Office of Technology to scale their infrastructure architecture, along with enterprise data backup and operations monitoring, among other tasks, according to a statement announcing the deal.

Prior to that, ViON said it has signed the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) cloud solutions cooperative purchasing agreement.

“This master agreement enables state agencies to access ViON’s public cloud solution portfolio and value-added services for their hybrid data centers and increase control over their infrastructure,” the company said in a statement.

That agreement runs through Sept. 15, 2026.

As for Peraton, it announced in May that it had completed the acquisition of Perspecta, a government IT consulting firm, in a deal worth $7.1 billion. And in February, Peraton bought Northrop Grumman’s integrated mission support and IT solutions business.

“We have the right team, the right technology and the right scale to deliver against the biggest challenges facing government,” said Stu Shea, Peraton CEO, president and chairman, in a statement. “Our highly skilled and diverse team provides secure, repeatable and differentiated solutions aligned to our customers’ goals.”

According to Peraton, its annual revenues stand at about $7 billion, and the company employs some 22,000 people.
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