Cybersecurity technology development specialist Excivity to expand, add 45 jobs in Fairfax County

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (office) or 571-213-5065 (mobile); Matthew Ramsey, public.affairs@excivity.com, 571-267-4300

Company also advises and trains customers in cybersecurity

Monday, July 16, 2018

Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Excivity, a developer of custom software and hardware technologies especially for the security industry, will create 45 new jobs and invest about $392,000 to expand its operation in Fairfax County.

The company will add 7,000 square feet of office space near its current headquarters location in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County to support its growing technology development business line, as well as additional software developers, quality assurance specialists and DevOps gurus.

“Fairfax County and the surrounding areas are a hub for companies performing mission-centric work focused on cyber security and unique security technologies,” said Matthew Ramsey, president and chief executive officer of Excivity. “We maintain our footprint in this area because of the talent pool, along with easy access to the Dulles corridor and the airport for travel to support our clients.”

Excivity creates and deploys mission-enabling technologies, including specialized security applications and situational awareness toolsets. The company builds software and hardware, performs assessments and security reviews of technology, advises clients on securely implementing technology, performs advanced cyber investigations, and provides unique cybersecurity training for travelers into high-technical threat environments.

“I am delighted to see Excivity growing in Fairfax County because its work in software and hardware, applications, investigations, and training illustrates just how the deep the cyber- and security-related cluster is here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “More than a quarter of people employed in Fairfax County work in technology jobs, and this is a company that can take full advantage of the highly skilled workforce we have in the county and throughout the Washington region.”

Ramsey is working to improve the area workforce, as he goes into area high schools to conduct “branding and marketing” seminars with students. His goal is to help students understand the benefit of developing their individual “brand” of what makes them interesting, then consider how to market themselves to employers or colleges by leveraging resumes and interviewing skills.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) will support Excivity’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). State-funded VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities.

“The Commonwealth prides itself on being a prime environment for the booming technology industry, and Excivity is a great example of what cutting-edge companies can achieve in Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “Ten years since its founding, this young company is more than doubling its team with this expansion, which is a powerful testament to Fairfax County’s strong talent pool and business climate that fosters growth.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund one of the nation’s most prestigious school systems and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled and well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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