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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • CACI was awarded a three-year, $173 million task order to perform modeling and development work for the Army's sensor and imaging systems. Washington Technology

  • Leidos received a potential 78-month, $159 million contract from NASA to continue cargo packing and unpacking work for the International Space Station. GovConWire

  • New Age Protection won a four-year, $23.5 million contract for small businesses to help the Defense Intelligence Agency establish accountability for vehicles and personnel that enter and leave DIA facilities. Washington Technology

  • Salient CRGT's Information Innovators unit won a task order worth up to $13.6 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help expand voice systems that support the Hampton, Va. Medical Center and regional facilities. Potomac Tech Wire carried the release.

  • Pragmatics secured a potential $26 million contract to provide a range of IT support for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Potomac Tech Wire picked up the release.

  • SOSi received a task order to continue its support for training of for U.S. air forces in Africa. ExecutiveBiz

  • WidePoint will continue to provide mobile management services to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under a one-year contract option worth about $1.1 million. Potomac Tech Wire published the release.


FAIRFACT: Fairfax County's median household income of $115,717 in 2016 ranks third in the U.S. among large counties. The newly released numbers reflect an increase of more than $2,500 from 2015.


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

  • September 27: NVTC Technology Innovations Committee Panel Discussion. Hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Embassy of Canada. Click here.

  • September 27: The Five Opportunities Business Owners Miss Online. Part of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series. Click here.

  • September 28: How to Pitch for Venture Capital. A local version of "Shark Tank," presented by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Click here.

  • October 3: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County. Workshop presented by the FCEDA, the Fairfax County-based Community Business Partnership, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, and the U.S. Small Business Administration to spotlight resources for new businesses. Click here.

  • October 11: The 3 C's of the SBA. Part of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series. Click here.

  • October 24: Greater Springfield Business & Economic Summit. Presented by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and partners to discuss state of the southeastern Fairfax County business community. Click here.

  • October 25: Creating a Cybersecurity Plan for Your Small Business. Part of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series. Click here.

  • November 14-15: Capital Cybersecurity Summit. Thought leadership event presented by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Click here.