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AES Corp., an Arlington-based energy company, began operation at its Buffalo Gap 3 wind farm near Abilene, Texas. The expansion project

brings the total production of the Buffalo Gap wind farm to 524 megawatts. AES will sell the electricity generated to Direct Energy, a

Texas-based power retailer, under a seven-year agreement. (News release)

CSC Inc., a Falls Church-based technology company, launched its first national brand advertising campaign as part of a strategic global brand

repositioning begun earlier this year. The company recently changed its name from Computer Sciences Corp. and added a company unit to focus

on global sales and marketing. The ad campaign, which begins with print ads in targeted national publications and will include radio and

digital media, along with sponsorships, is part of CSC’s strategic business initiative and a five-year plan to increase growth and profits.

(PRNewswire)

General Dynamics Information Technology of Fairfax received a five-year, $25.7 million contract from the Navy for logistics, IT support and

engineering services for the Swiss government’s F/A-18 Hornet jet fleet. (News release)

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles has announced that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center placed an order for a new Minotaur

IV launch vehicle. The order consists of one vehicle that will be used to launch a military technology demonstration payload in 2010. The new

order brings the total number of Minotaur launch vehicles procured by the U.S. Air Force, including space launch and target vehicles, to 25

since the inception of the program in 1997. (News release)


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