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Fairfax Welcomes Higher Fortunes

Northern Virginia appears to have a magic charm. While bubbles were bursting from coast to coast, Fairfax and surrounding counties weathered the worst of the economic downturn without feeling much pain. Throughout the recession, the D.C. metro area unemployment rate remained lower than the national average and recovered quicker. According …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, L-3 was awarded a $157 million modification to a contract for the procurement division of the U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters. ATK will provide Lockheed Martin a thermal sensor for a project with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ISIS Airship. BAE Systems has won a deal with …

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Does the Moon Rock Come With It?

What would a property listing from NASA look like?  Sprawling ocean front industrial complex available, retractable ceilings give the building a sense of grandeur, the spaciousness of the compound perfect for stargazing. While it seems ridiculous, NASA may soon be putting “For Rent” signs on buildings at its Cape Canaveral …

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First Lady Box Seats Honor Worthy Americans

You can’t find bad seats in the House chamber. No obstructed views, no nose-bleed sections, no obnoxious attendees ruining the event. However, coveted seating remains. If you can’t score a seat on the dais, the next best option is the first lady’s box. The White House released yesterday this year’s …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Doug Smith, CEO of Oceus Networks, gave fellow contractors advice on filling contract obligations in an uncertain economy: “I think the existing government contractor base has to get onboard with the direction that we are going and others are going, which is doing more with less money sooner. …

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ManTech Awarded Navy Contract

ManTech announced today the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division awarded the technologies and solutions firm a contract to provide engineering, technical and administrative support for naval aircraft and systems. The $57 million contract stands for one year, with the potential to extend to four years. NAWCAD’s contract tasks the …

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BAE Systems to Acquire Fairchild Imaging

BAE Systems announced today that it will acquire electronics and aviation systems company Fairchild Imaging for $86 million. BAE already owns 8.7 percent of the shares of the Milpitas, Calif.-based company. The 150 Fairchild employees will be integrated into BAE’s Electronic Solutions division. Linda Hudson, president and CEO of BAE …

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Friday Features

This week, Doug Smith of Oceus Networks shared his insight into the future of fourth-generation wireless technologies and his company’s purchase of Ericsson Federal.

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NYC Mayor Wants to Turn the Big Apple Green

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s initiative to promote the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable construction began its greening work this week. Working on the assumption brokering relationships between various green technology players encourages research and development, the NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center connects academia, green technology and manufacturing companies and …

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Films Inspire Philanthropy

Hoping to instill a sense of volunteerism among professionals, Deloitte Services LP released its “Making a Difference… Differently” video series. The films spotlight professionals working pro bono on issues such as urban poverty, college for low-income students, disaster response and the Paralympics. Deloitte’s film series focuses on how nonprofits can …

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Jennifer McGarey Elected Northrop Grumman Corporate VP, Secretary

The board of directors of Northrop Grumman has chosen Jennifer McGarey as its corporate vice president and secretary. In her new role, McGarey will be responsible for corporate governance and securities compliance and will act as a channel of communication and information among Northrop Grumman’s leadership and board. McGarey joins …

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GovConNet Series to Discuss Digital Health Records

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will host a GovConNet series event Thursday focusing on digitizing health records and other business opportunities the new healthcare law will bring area businesses. Barbara Ashe, the chamber’s executive vice presidents, said, “The program is designed to help businesses understand what the opportunities are …

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SAP Realigns, Appoints New President of SAP North America

SAP has announced Robert Courteau will be the new president of its North America region. Before his current role, Courteau served as COO of SAP’s Global Field Organization, which was recently restructured. He joined the company in 2004 as president and managing director of SAP Canada. In total, he has …

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