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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • InfoReliance will manage a four-company joint effort to help the Army install and run a cybersecurity system from McAfee. Fairfax County firms SwishData and Vion Corp. are also part of the five-year task order worth $182 million. Washington Technology

  • Alion received a potential $41.4 million contract and ManTech a potential $48.5 million commitment when the U.S. Navy awarded five-year deals to provide training support for submarine and shipboard training. GovConWire

  • Serco was awarded a potential 10-year, $140 million contract to provide multiple IT services for a U.S. Army Installation Management Command program supporting Child Youth Services. GovConWire

  • CACI received a three-year, $51 million task order to provide software development support to the U.S. Cyber Command's Air Force component. WashingtonExec

  • Vencore picked up a potential five-year, $22.9 million contract from the Navy for research and development on ocean dynamics and predictive oceanography. ExecutiveBiz

  • Leidos nabbed a potential five-year, $23.5 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force develop integrated threat warning systems. ExecutiveBiz


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 27: Term Sheets and Capitalization Tables: Part of Angel Venture Forum's Venture Intelligence 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 4: Funding & Financials. Part of Angel Venture Forum's Venture Intelligence education series. 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 11:  Intellectual Property Protection. Part of Angel Venture Forum's Venture Intelligence education series. Click here.

  • October 18: Leadership and Governance. Part of Angel Venture Forum's Venture Intelligence 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.

  • October 25: Tysons 2050 -- How the People of Tysons will live work and play. Presented by the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce; co-sponsored by COX, Williams Mullen and the FCEDA. Click here.

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