Parsons Transfers Corporate HQ to Washington Metro Area; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Parsons has decided to transfer its corporate headquarters from Pasadena, Calif., to the Washington, D.C. area in line with the company's growth efforts in critical infrastructure, intelligence and defense markets.

Chuck Harrington, chairman and CEO of Parsons, said in a statement published Thursday the move seeks to support the company's concentration of employees in the Washington capital region and is driven by investments, acquisitions and other strategic actions in the past decade.

“Relocating to the Washington region puts us in closer proximity to many of our existing and potential clients, as well as key decision makers who influence policy and funding initiatives across our markets, particularly critical infrastructure,“ Harrington added.

Parsons will relocate its headquarters to its existing facility in Centreville, Va., and will keep its presence in California, which is home to more than 1.3K employees.

You may also be interested in...

Deloitte

Deloitte to Help Techstars Expand Startups’ Business Opportunities

Startups participating in Techstars' accelerator programs will now be able to work with customers and businesses of Deloitte as part of the partnership between the two companies that was launched in an effort to boost the innovation ecosystem.

Luna Innovations

NASA Picks Luna’s RIO Laser for Navigation Doppler LiDAR

NASA has selected a Luna Innovations-built semiconductor laser for use in its Navigation Doppler LiDAR system. “To precisely measure the vehicle speed, direction, and distance, our NDL system uses both Doppler shift and laser beam travel time, which requires a highly stable single-frequency laser source,” said Farzin Amzajerdian, NDL principal investigator from NASA Langley Research Center. “The RIO laser from Luna Innovations has met NASA’s requirements for high reliability, low noise, and ultra-narrow linewidth.”

ICF

ICF Receives NASA Contract for Global Change Research Services

ICF has received a potential five-year, $33.9 million contract to help NASA administer a program that works to coordinate government agencies' studies on changes. The company will perform administrative and technical support services for the U.S. Global Change Research Program's National Coordination Office.