Acentia, a Falls Church information technology company, bought 2020 Company LLC of Alexandria, a consulting firm for government IT needs in the fields of health, education and science. The merged company will have more than 1,200 employees. (Washington Business Journal)
CACI International Inc., an Arlington-based defense firm, was chosen as one of 13 prime contractors to compete for work on a five-year, $985 million contract, including options, from the Air Force Medical Service. CACI would provide engineering and technical services in support for the Air Force’s health-care system. (Business Wire)
Crestline Hotels & Resorts Inc., a Fairfax-based hotel management company, took over operation of The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel at George Mason University. The facility has 148 rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
(Washington Business Journal)
DRS Technologies Inc., a defense technology company, moved its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Arlington County with an investment of $10 million. A subsidiary of Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica S.p.A., DRS expanded its regional base of operations to accommodate a staff of 100 employees. (News release)
DynCorp International, a defense contractor based in Falls Church, received a three-year, $177 million contract, including options, from NASA for aircraft maintenance and support services at various facilities around the world, including the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Langley Research Center in Hampton. (Business Wire)
Engility Corp., a provider of engineering and technical services to the Defense Department, will invest $6.5 million to establish its global headquarters in Fairfax County. The investment will create 50 jobs. Virginia competed with Maryland for the company, a spinoff of L-3 Communications Corp.
Lafarge North America, a Reston-based concrete manufacturer, moved its corporate headquarters to Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Illinois offered about $6.3 million in incentives for the move. The company also said most of its business was in the Midwest and that a Chicago-area base made more sense. (The Associated Press)
MAXIMUS Inc., an administrator of health services headquartered in Reston, bought Policy Studies Inc., based in Denver, for $67 million in a cash deal. Policy Studies has serviced public health programs of various types for more than 25 years. (Business Wire)
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a McLean defense contractor, received a prime contract from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic for program management, technology support and testing services. The contract runs over five years at a cost of $230 million, including options. (PRNewswire)
USA Today, a national newspaper produced by Gannett Inc. of McLean, announced its employees will take an unpaid one-week furlough in a cost-cutting measure as the company deals with an uncertain climate for businesses and national advertising. It marks the fourth time in four years the newspaper’s workers have had to take a one-week furlough. (The Associated Press)
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