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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • General Dynamics received a $366.9 million contract modification from the Army to convert Stryker ground combat vehicles with flat bottoms to double V-hulls. GovConWire

  • ECS will provide support for an IT platform that Air Mobility Command uses to track Defense Department cargo and passenger movements under a five-year, $51 million contract. ExecutiveBiz

  • Serco will extend its web-based training support for the Army under a potential five-year, $22 million deal. ExecutiveBiz

  • CACI secured a task order worth up to $162 million across the next five years to provide engineering, logistics, and business management support to the Army's Project Manager Mission Command. citybizlist

  • Under a contract worth close to $25 million, Octo Consulting will provide IT support services to the Defense Health Agency to aid in research of psychological health and traumatic brain injuries. Potomac News Wire carried the release.


FAIR FACT: During the last four quarters, venture capital firms have invested $386 million through 33 major deals with companies in Fairfax County.


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

  • October 11: Fairfax County Small Business Forum: Event at the  Fairfax County Government Center will include workshops, a reverse trade show, expert speakers, county procurement representatives and free business coaching. Click here.

  • October 18: Social Media Week Fairfax: "Closer" is the theme of this year's interactive forum, bringing together leading influencers, marketers, entrepreneurs and social media experts. Presented by the FCEDA and Social Media Week. Click here.

  • October 24: Tysons 2050: Community building event focuses on sharing insights and visions from thought leaders who are helping transform to Tysons Corner. Presented by the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. Click here

  • October 24: Doing Well by Doing Good -- Business Success Through Community Involvement. Workshop to explore charitable giving, employee volunteerism and leveraging community activities to recruit and retain top talent. Part of the Business in Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • October 25: George Mason University School of Business Annual Business Celebration. Evening event featuring awards ceremony, networking and interactive stations to be held in Tysons Corner. Click here.

  • October 31: Embark on Opportunity: How the Embark Richmond Highway Comprehensive Plan Amendment approved this year will shape the future of the Richmond Highway Corridor. Presented by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Click here.

  • November 6: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County. Workshop presented by the FCEDA, the Fairfax County-based Community Business Partnership, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the U.S. Small Business Administration spotlights resources for new businesses. Click here.

  • November 15: Transforming Tysons -- Tysons East: The Tysons Partnership presents urban and economic development pros, including the FCEDA's Rodney Lusk, to discuss the radical changes reshaping Tysons Corner. Click here.

  • November 16: BL Small Business Expo: Networking event with multiple speakers and local exhibitors. Presented by BL Networking. Click here.