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Major California defense firm announces Ohio expansion

Aerial view of Epsilon's site in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Epsilon Systems Solutions
Aerial view of Epsilon's site in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Defense contractor Epsilon C5I will expand to the Dayton region.

Epsilon C5I, a subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions, was selected to be the lead on a contract to provide technical support to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The $4.7 billion, 10-year NOVASTAR contract will be shared among five companies, which include Tyto-Athene, NetServices, and Clear Creek Applied Technology.

Michael Ronayne is the director of its Dayton operations. He said the company’s employee-owned model will ensure a growth trajectory at the new facility.

"We bring new technologies and new capabilities which we will be able to grow," Ronayne said. “It will draw attention to new technologies between the research and development software side.”

Epsilon C5I said they will employ 200 researchers, engineers and intelligence analysts the new Ohio facility, generating over $25 million in annual payroll.

Ngozi Cole is the Business and Economics Reporter for WYSO. She graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York and is a 2022 Pulitzer Center Post-Graduate Reporting Fellow. Ngozi is from Freetown, Sierra Leone.