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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • General Dynamics received a potential 10-year, $553 million contract to provide systems integration support for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration computing and communications platforms. GovConWire

  • BAE Systems, in partnership with Iveco Defense Vehicles, won a $198 million contract to build 30 next-generation amphibious combat vehicles. The deal from the Marine Corps could be expanded to include more than 200 vehicles, worth up to $1.2 billion. Washington Business Journal

  • L3 Technologies will supply the Army with high-resolution binocular night vision goggles under a three-year, $391 million contract. GovConWire

  • Parsons will continue management of a construction project at the Los Angeles International Airport under a 30-month, $158 million contract extension. ExecutiveBiz

  • Consumer Value Partners secured a five-year Research Innovation Systems Engineering (RISE) contract with the U.S. State Department to provide system and service design focused on technology modernization. Potomac Tech Wire ran the release

  • WidePoint will provide mobility management tools for multiple government agencies under contract awards and modifications valued at more than $8.3 million. Potomac Tech Wire carried the release.


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

  • June 27: Strategic Selling -- How to Land Enterprise Clients. Part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • June 28: NOVA Entrepreneurs Funding Forum. Presented by the FCEDA and CIT, this event will offer information about funding opportunities including the newly created Virginia Founders Fund for minorities, women and veterans. Registration opens June 8. Click here.
  • July 11: Staying Focused and Finishing 2018 Strong. Part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • July 25: Essential Online Reputation Management Strategies for Your Business. Part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.