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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • Iron Bow Technologies received a $258 million contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with Vivify Health on a monitoring platform to improve veterans' access to remote healthcare. Potomac Tech Wire picked up the press release.

  • Lockheed Martin's space systems business will produce Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missiles for the Navy under a $540.8 million contract modification. GovConWire

  • General Dynamics' Electric Boat subsidiary won a potential $126.5 million, one-year contract to obtain propulsion units, turbine generators, electrical systems, and other mechanical and hull components to support construction of two submarines. GovConWire

  • Teracore received a $31.5 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to the Transportation Security Administration. Potomac Tech wire picked up the press release.

  • A Vectrus susbidiary won a potential four-year, $14 million task order to provide logistics services in Bagram, Afghanistan. ExecutiveBiz


FAIRFACT: Fairfax County companies receive 5 percent of all federal contract award dollars in the U.S. and 47 percent of those dollars awarded in Virginia.


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

  • February 16: Tech & Telecom Outlook 2007 -- Meeting the Digital Demand. Thought leadership panel discussion presented by The HUB. Click here.

  • February 21: Economic Development Summit. Presented by the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • February 22: Procurement Academy: Marketing and Selling to the Federal Government. Presented by the FCEDA, Click here.

  • February 22: Targeting Your Ideal Customer. Part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • March 7: 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.

  • March 9: Hispanic Connect NoVa. Monthly networking breakfast presented by Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • March 22: Legal DIY: What to Handle Yourself vs. Hiring a Lawyer. Presented by Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • March 23: Veterans in Business Conference: Presented by the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Community Business Partnership. Click here.