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Now hear this: Registration is open for the January 7session of "Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County" workshop. These workshops are presented by the Fairfax County EDA and our partners, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Hot off the presses: Federal, state and county elected officials had scheduled a press conference for this morning to back a proposal to move the FBI headquarters to the GSA warehouse site in central Springfield, but the event got canceled due to the bad weather. The Washington Post didn't cancel this blog post, however.
Security blankets: Falls Church-based Kastle Systems has seen video and mobile technology transform its 40-year-old security business. This Washington Post story by Steven Overly notes that the firm invested in the latest technology and made strategic acquisitions to enhance its security business.
Duo of a deal: Reston-based IT services firm Vistronixacquired Columbia-based Kimmich Software Systems and New Jersey-based NetCentric Technnology. Potomac Tech Wire acquired the details in this release about the Kimmichdeal and another about NetCentric.
Changing numbers: Reston-based NII Holdings, which provides Nextel-branded wireless service in Latin America, announced today that it is eliminating 1,400 jobs, including 25 percent of jobs at the headquarters as it restructures the company to meet strategic goals. Tucker Echols worked this up for the Washington Business Journal.
Do tell: This morning's Capital Business takes a look at Reston-based Leidos' need for a chief financial and administrative officer for its engineering solutions team, which has 4,000 employees. Sarah Halzack has more in this "Job opening of the week" piece.
Take a bow, cont'd: We told you Friday that the Washington Business Journal published its Most Admired CEO Awards for 2013, and naturally the list features many Fairfax County execs in addition to Reggie Aggarwal of Cvent, the CEO of the Year: Bob Templin of Northern Virginia Community College (education category); Brett Hitt of HITT Contracting (construction and architecture); Dennis Kelly ofA-T Solutions, Phebe Novakovic of General Dynamics and Todd Stottlemyer of Acentia (federal contracting); Bernard Clineburg of Cardinal Bank (banking and finance); Warren Thompson of Thompson Hospitality (hospitality); Mark Ordan of Sunrise Senior Living and Knox Singleton of Inova Health System (health).
December 10 -- MAVA's Annual Holiday Luncheon and CEO Celebration. At the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Get more information and register here.
December 19 -- Venture Capital Outlook 2014. A Potomac Tech Wire breakfast seminar. At Gannett headquarters in Tysons Corner. Get more information and register here.
January 7, 2014 -- Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County. At FCEDA headquarters in Tysons Corner. Get more information and register here.
January 15, 2014 -- LinkedIn for Marketing Pros. Part of the Marketing Communications Strategies and Tactics workshop series. At FCEDA headquarters in Tysons Corner. Get more information and register here.