Northern Virginia—For the Record

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Alion Science and Technology, a McLean-based technology company, received a $12.5 million contract over five years, including options, from the Environmental Protection Agency to support specialized clean air and environment audits. (Business Wire)

Clarabridge, a Reston-based provider of text analytics software for improving customer experience management by Fortune 1000 companies, secured $12 million in Series C financing. The company will use the proceeds to expand sales and marketing and grow product development through a doubling of its work force in 2008 across several departments. Clarabridge tripled its customer base and grew revenues by 500 percent in 2007. (Business Wire)

CACI International Inc., an Arlington-based provider of IT services to the defense sector, won a three-year, $62 million contract from the Army to support the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineer Center’s Command and Control Directorate at Fort Monmouth, N.J. CACI will provide design, testing and service on new command, control, communications, computers, intelligence and surveillance systems. (PRNewswire)

DynCorp International Inc., a Falls Church-based contractor for the defense and government sectors, received a $40 million contract from the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a garrison facility for the Afghanistan National Army in Jalalabad. The contract is an expansion of a contract awarded to the company in December 2007. (Business Wire)

The Electronic Funds Transfer Association chose Raymond T. Crosier for a two-year term as chairman. Crosier is president and COO of Online Resources, a Chantilly-based provider of Web-based financial services to banks and credit-service providers. (Business Wire)

The Federal Transit Administration authorized construction to begin the extension of the Metrorail system to Washington Dulles International Airport. The 23-mile, $5.2 billion project would run from Arlington County’s East Falls Church Station through Tysons Corner and past Dulles International, in Loudoun County. The FTA’s letter of approval does not guarantee full funding for the work but encouraged state and local officials to believe that funding can be secured by the end of the year. (The Washington Post)

General Dynamics, a Falls Church-based defense contractor, will pay $2.25 billion cash for Jet Aviation of Zurich, Switzerland. The move is part of an effort to expand the company’s Gulfstream jet business and capture a greater share of a growing overseas market for luxury private jets. The company attempted to buy Jet Aviation three years ago but lost out to private investors. (The Washington Post)

Kettler, a McLean real estate development and property management company, began vertical construction on its Millennium at Metropolitan Park project in Pentagon City. The second building in an eight-phase project, it will be situated on 2.6 acres and will have 300 high-end rental apartments along with 7,800 square feet of retail space. The 19-story structure will be finished in late 2009. (Business Wire)

Sagem Morpho Inc. of Alexandria, and BIO-key International Inc., of Wall, N.J., providers of biometric safety solutions, entered into a partnership to create high-performance biometric matching technology for fingerprint identification solutions for government, civil and commercial clients. (Business Wire)

Serco Inc., a Reston-based division of the international service company Serco Group plc, will buy SI International Inc. of Reston, a provider of information technology services to the government sector. Serco will pay $32 per share in cash, approximately $423 million, and assume SI’s debt, $87.3 million, net of cash, as of June 28. (PRNewswire)

The World Information Technology and Services Aliance (WITSA), an association of leading information technology associations from around the world, moved its headquarters to the offices of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. WITSA had been located in neighboring Arlington County. James H. Poisant, secretary general, and Anders Halvorsen, director of public policy, staff the office. (Business Wire)


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