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Virginia officials meet with European cyber-related companies

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Virginia and Fairfax County economic development officials on Friday agreed to work with European businesses in expanding relationships in cyber-related technologies and business development.

A memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Virginia Economic Development Partnership and The Hague Security Delta capped a meeting with nearly 30 Dutch and Flemish cyber-related businesses at Tysons Corner.

The delegation was brought to the U.S. by The Hague Security Delta, the largest security-related cluster of businesses, governments and academic institutions in Europe.

The memorandum of understanding pledged the organizations to enhance cooperation for cyber-related research and development and business development.

Other organizations at the meeting included the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the MACH37 cyber accelerator created by the Center for Innovative Technology and Lockheed Martin.

Also attending were  Henne Schuwer, the Dutch ambassador to the United States; Guido Landheer, the deputy vice minister for foreign trade in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and representatives of Northern Virginia businesses involved cybersecurity and other security-related sectors.

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