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For the Record - Northern Virginia, January 2013

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Accenture Federal Services, based in Arlington, has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that is potentially worth $250 million. Under the contract, Accenture would create identity management and credentialing systems to verify the identities of millions of workers at sensitive, secure areas in the U.S. transportation system. The new system is expected to include an enrollment function, allowing TSA to streamline the credentialing process.  (VirginiaBusiness.com)

AES Solar, a joint venture of Arlington-based AES Corp. and Riverstone Holdings LLC, has completed financing of $752 million worth of solar photovoltaic power plants, making it one of the largest owners and operators of utility-scale solar plants. The financings bring AES Solar’s global portfolio to more than 500 megawatts in operation or under construction in seven countries. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

CACI International Inc., based in Arlington, acquired Emergint Technologies Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based firm whose customers include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The acquisition will build on CACI’s health-care IT capability and expand its presence in the growing health-care IT market. Emergint is expected to have 2012 revenue of about $42 million and will be accretive to CACI’s earnings per share during its first 12 months.  (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Calvert-Jones, an Alexandria-based electrical and plumbing company, has been acquired by commercial systems giant ABM for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will expand New York-based ABM’s presence in the Washington market. Calvert-Jones, founded in 1947, specializes in HVAC, electrical and plumbing projects throughout the Washington region. (Washington Business Journal)

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corp. has agreed to manage a 300-room hotel under the Hyatt Regency brand at Tysons Corner. Macerich, the owner of Tysons Corner Center since 2005, announced the deal and noted that it will be part of a larger mixed-use project. The 17-floor hotel is expected to open in 2014, at the same time as a massive redevelopment and a new Tysons Corner Metrorail station. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

NII Holdings Inc. is reducing 20 percent of its work force at its Reston-headquarters in order to eliminate costs. According to a company news release, some of the affected jobs will be reassigned to Latin America while other workers will be cut. NII expected to incur one-time costs in the fourth quarter of approximately $8 million related to the headcount reduction at its headquarters. The company sells mobile applications to businesses in Latin America and has about 316 employees at the Reston-office. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Northern Virginia Media Services, which publishes Leesburg Today, Ashburn Today and the Sun-Gazette papers in Arlington and Fairfax counties, will launch a weekly newspaper in January in Prince William County. The as yet unnamed paper will be overseen by Bruce Potter, a former publisher of the Manassas-based News & Messenger, and edited by Kari Pugh, the former editor of InsideNoVA.com.  The paper would fill a void left by the demise of the News & Messenger, which closed in December. (The Washington Post)

Rosetta Stone, the Arlington-based language software maker, has agreed to drop a lawsuit against Google that accused the search giant of illegally selling Rosetta Stone trademarks to third-party advertisers that linked to sites selling counterfeit software. The two companies reached a settlement in October. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the companies will work together with law enforcement to combat online ads for counterfeit goods and prevent the abuse of trademarks on the Internet. (The Washington Post)

McLean-based Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) it plans to let go 700 employees — about half of whom are locally based — as the contracting giant seeks to cut costs to remain competitive in the federal marketplace. The company said in a statement that the reductions, which will take effect in February, will cut across its ranks and locations but are meant to have a limited “impact on those who are delivering directly to our customers.” (The Washington Post)

Fairfax-based Salient Federal Solutions Inc., a provider of information technology, engineering and intelligence analysis services to government agencies, acquired LIST Innovative Solutions Inc. (LIST). Herndon-based LIST is a provider of end-to-end application software solutions to the federal government. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. LIST expands Salient’s prime federal software/application development contracts to over 90 percent of its contracts base. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

IT contractor Science Applications International Corp., based in McLean, has received $242 million in government and commercial health-care contracts. The awards range from implementing electronic health record products and systems for commercial health-care providers, to new federal programs in health information technology, life sciences and behavioral health services. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

A cancer center scheduled to open next spring at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center will offer radiation oncology services jointly provided by the hospital and Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. The arrangement is the result of an agreement between HCA Virginia Health System (the hospital’s parent company) and the Richmond-based VCU Health System. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

SRA International, based in Fairfax, plans to cut 222 employees in Arlington after losing a major contract with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC contract was funded through Dec. 31, and in its notice to Virginia, SRA said its employees would be affected on Jan. 1. SRA has filed a protest of the contract award with the Government Accountability Office, a GAO official confirmed. In a statement, SRA said that it is “working diligently to match employees who may be impacted with other open positions in the company.” (The Washington Post)

 


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