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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • SAIC won a potential seven-year $861.1 million Navy contract with a $596.6 million, five-year base to produce integrate and support command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, computer and reconnaissance platforms. GovConWire

  • TekSynap will provide a range of services including IT service provisioning, testing, transition and cybersecurity support under a potential 10-year, $435 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. GovConWire

  • GeoCent ($18.3 million base, $47.4 million ceiling), Solers ($22 million base, $56.8 million ceiling) and General Dynamics Information Technology ($20.9 million base, $53.8 million ceiling) are among seven firms receiving potential five-year contracts to provide software development and engineering support for Navy oceanography and meteorology systems. GovConWire

  • Lockheed Martin secured a $302 million delivery order to obtain ancillary mission equipment for the 12th batch of F-35 aircraft. GovConWire

  • Perspecta's Vencore unit won a $96 million contract to continue data collection and review services on selected models of Army aviation and ground combat systems, tactical wheeled vehicles and ground support equipment. Potomac Tech Wire cited the release.

  • Raytheon received a potential $110 million Air Force contract to produce, certify, integrate and sustain Paveway laser-guided bombs. GovConWire

  • ECS Federal landed a potential five-year, $18.7 million contract to provide support services to the Army's program management office. ExecutiveBiz

  • The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency selected Hexagon US Federal for a potential $9 million contract to provide a variety of content management services as part of the agency's navigational safety efforts. ExecutiveBiz

FAIR FACT: There are more than 450 cybersecurity firms in Fairfax County and more than 77,000 cybersecurity employees in the D.C. Metro area.

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

  • Aug. 22: Social Media Trends: With Rachel Adler of the FCEDA. Part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • Sept. 5: Korea Cybersecurity Partnership: An opportunity to meet with 10 South Korean firms, part of a delegation discussing trends in cybersecurity and challenges in managing advanced digital platforms. Presented by the FCEDA. Click here.

  • Sept. 12: If Disaster Strikes, Will Your Business Be Ready? Office of Emergency Management personnel show how to prepare your business and employees for emergency. Part of the Business in Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • Sept. 14: SMWFairfax: "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.

  • Sept. 26: How to Attract Employees Better Than the Big Ones. Ways small- and medium-sized businesses can attract and retain employees, even in a hot jobs market. Part of the Business in Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.