Boulder-based Ball Aerospace expanding Maryland operations

BOULDER — Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. on Tuesday said it will increase its footprint in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Boulder-based Ball Aerospace, a subsidiary of Broomfield-based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), will move its recently acquired engineering cyber firm Wavefront Technologies and its 110 employees from Annapolis Junction to a larger location in Columbia, Md.

“Ball Aerospace is expanding and hiring,” said Debra Facktor Lepore, vice president and general manager for strategic operations. “Wavefront is a terrific addition to the Ball family with outstanding capabilities, and our new offices will provide the flexibility we need for future growth.”

Wavefront is an engineering services firm that provides systems and network engineering, software development and analytical services for cyber and mission-focused programs within the U.S. government and commercial industries.

Ball is hiring systems engineers, software developers, computer scientists, intelligence analysts and experts in cyber security for the new offices in Maryland.

Ball Aerospace acquired Wavefront Technologies in February for an undisclosed amount to become part of Ball Aerospace’s Systems Engineering Solutions business unit, which has the bulk of its 600 employees in Dayton, Ohio.

Ball’s SES business unit works primarily with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and Kirkland Air Force Base in New Mexico, analyzing data from space, air and land to create visualizations and provide actionable intelligence for the military.