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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • Accenture Federal Services won a five-year, $232 million contract to assist the U.S. Marshals Service modernize business processes, including data accessibility and real-time decision making. GovConWire

  • Lockheed Martin secured a $273.5 million contract to produce additional interceptors for Missile Defense Agency anti-ballistic missile system. GovConWire

  • Vencore will receive $17.7 million in contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform research on cyber defenses against distributed denial-of-service attacks. ExecutiveBiz


FAIRFACT: In 1970, 8.1 percent of Fairfax County's population was 55 or older. By 2015, that segment of the population was 24.5 percent.


Events presented or sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority: 

  • April 4: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County.  Workshop presented by the FCEDA, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to spotlight resources for new businesses.  Click here.

  • April 6: Economic Outlook Summit. Presented by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation and Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • April 7: Redefining Government Contracting: Northern Virginia Technology Council Titans Breakfast with CSRA President Larry Prior. Click here.

  • April 12: Washington Business Journal Lead Generation Seminar. Presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • April 18: The Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit -- Aligning Jobseekers with Business to Encourage Employment Opportunities. Panel discussion presented by The SkillSource Group and Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board. Click here

  • April 20: Using Online Video to Attract Customers, Build Trust, Generate Referrals and Shorten Your Sales Cycle. Part of the Business Roundtable Speaker Series presented by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Click here.

  • April 25: Procurement Academy -- Global Markets, Opportunities and Resources.. Part of the procurement workshop series presented by the FCEDA. Click here.

  • April 26: Social Media Trends 2017 for Your Business: Part of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series. Click here.

  • May 3: Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference and Small Business Expo. Presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.