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On Tuesdays and Thursdays the E-Bird is a digest of Fairfax County business and economic development news. On Wednesdays the E-Bird Extra highlights a Fairfax County company in the news or business trends.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • Northrop Grumman will support Starlite, an Army tactical reconnaissance radar system, under a potential four-year, $86.2 million contract. GovConWire

  • General Dynamics received a two-year, $91.5 million contract modification to support military and technical systems updates to the carrier USS George H.W. Bush. GovConWire

  • Lockheed Martin won a potential seven-year, $462 million contract to sustain support of operational controls for Air Force Global Positioning System satellites. GovConWire

  • The Navy awarded Microsoft a potential five-year, $1.76 billion contract to work with software developers and product teams from the Department of Defense, Coast Guard and the intelligence community. GovConWire

  • Harris picked up a $75 million task order to update a tactical radio platform that will enable the Marines to access an ultra-high frequency satellite communications system. ExecutiveBiz

FAIR FACT: More than 5,000 people have attended an FCEDA "Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County" workshop since 2003.

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

  • January 23: Leading and Winning a Customer Mindset: Why does product/brand-first thinking still dominate, relegating customer-first thinking to merely a slogan for many organizations? The discussion is part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • February 5: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County: This FCEDA workshop is for those contemplating doing business in the county. The series, which covers a full range of basics, is held in partnership with the Community Business Partnership, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Pre-registration is required. Click here.