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TMCNet:  Northern Virginia-Based PSS Acquires Global Services & Solutions, Inc.

[August 15, 2014]

Northern Virginia-Based PSS Acquires Global Services & Solutions, Inc.

TYSONS CORNER, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a Tysons Corner-based provider of Information Technology, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Program Management, and Financial Consulting services, today announced its acquisition of Global Services & Solutions, Inc. Global Services & Solutions (GSS) provides acquisition and program support, engineering and technical expertise, and consulting services for major weapons systems acquisition programs. Th acquisition of GSS strengthens PSS's position as a contractor of choice within the Department of Defense.

"PSS is committed to providing world class support to the hardworking men and women that are charged with defending our country and preserving democracy at home and abroad. The acquisition of GSS strengthens our long standing commitment to working with our government partners to efficiently and effectively accomplish their critical national security missions," said Scott Goss, CEO of PSS.

Jim Ballard, the President of GSS, will transition to President, PSS Federal Services Group. Mr. Ballard brings more than 40 years of executive-level management and leadership experience within the government services market. He has led public and private businesses of varying sizes and classifications. Notably, Mr. Ballard served in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and President at Perot Systems Government Services, where he was responsible for the growth strategy, daily operations, and business development. Under his direction, Perot Systems Government Services' professional services business grew from $57 Million to $650 Million in annual revenues.

Mr. Ballard commented, "These are demanding times for both our government partners and our peers in industry. The depth and breadth of PSS' capabilities will allow us to provide best-in-class services to a broad range of federal agencies."

PSS currently provides services to government and commercial clients that include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, the Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Transportation Command, and the United States Departments of Homeland Security and State, among other customers. For more information, visit, or email

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