Detica is an international business and technology consulting firm owned by BAE Systems.
It specialises in collecting, managing and exploiting information to reveal actionable intelligence.
Its areas of expertise are information exploitation, security and resilience, fraud containment, threat intelligence and customer insight.
The name Detica comes from the Greek-derived word eidetic, meaning clear vision.
The business was founded in 1971 as Smith Associates carrying out research on Defence matters for the UK Government.
It was incorporated in 1977 and renamed Detica in 2001.
It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2002.