The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) awarded a $55 million contract to Fredericksburg-based engineering and technology contractor SimVentions Inc. to provide systems engineering and software development services, the company announced Friday. Under the five-year contract, SimVentions will work on the Track Management Engineering Analysis and Support system out of the NSWCDD. The
State will have 500K rapid COVID-19 tests in cooperation with Rockefeller Foundation
Virginia will be part of a six-state agreement that will expand rapid testing for COVID-19, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The state will purchase 500,000 antigen tests, which the governor says can deliver results in 15 to 20 minutes. Virginia joins Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio in the compact, according to a news release
Peter B. Davidson joins Intelsat Corp.
McLean-based communications satellite services provider Intelsat Corp. announced Monday it has hired Peter B. Davidson as vice president of global government affairs and policy. Davidson was most recently the deputy dean for strategic initiatives and an assistant professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. In his new role, he will lead development of
State ranked No. 1 for cybersecurity leaders, digital infrastructure, unmanned aerial systems
Virginia topped the charts in many categories of Business Facilities’ 16th Annual State Rankings Report released last week — especially for technology. This year, Virginia was ranked No. 1 for its cybersecurity leaders, digital infrastructure and unmanned aerial systems and No. 2 for its business climate. This was the first year that the national business
Todd Evans to fill new role at Franchise Group Inc.
Virginia Beach-based franchise business operator Franchise Group Inc. announced Monday that Todd Evans has been hired for the company’s new role of chief franchising officer. Evans was most recently the vice president of franchising with Orlando, Florida-based electronic repair shop franchise chain uBreakiFix, where he played a key role in opening more than 425 of
Turner Gill, Kelvin Edwards will focus on diversity and inclusion
Liberty University announced Tuesday its former football coach, Turner Gill, and Liberty alumnus and former NFL player Kelvin Edwards will join its executive team in positions focusing on diversity and inclusion, as the Lynchburg institution has come under fire for what some former Black employees and students call a hostile environment. Gill and Edwards, who
EverWatch buys BrainTrust Holdings
Reston-based government contractor EverWatch (which operates under private investment firm Enlightenment Capital) announced Monday it has acquired Columbia, Maryland-based information technology contractor BrainTrust Holdings. A transaction amount was not disclosed, but this marks EverWatch’s seventh and largest acquisition, according to a statement from Chevy Chase, Maryland-based Enlightenment Capital, which provides financial backing for EverWatch. EverWatch
Salient CRGT Inc. to provide services to Joint Chiefs of Staff's senior leaders
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Fairfax-based software company Salient CRGT Inc. a $22 million contract to provide performance management initiatives and editorial support to the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s senior leadership, the company announced Monday. The five-year contract will support the Joint Staff Actions Division for Program Management, Program Planning and Execution and offer
SOC Telemed to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Healthcare Merger Corp.
Reston-based telemedicine provider SOC Telemed announced Monday it plans to go public through a merger with a “blank check” company, Healthcare Merger Corp. (HCMC) — a transaction that would value SOC at $720 million. The combined company will operate as SOC Telemed and be listed on the Nasdaq. HCMC is a Nasdaq-listed public investment company.
Elizabeth “Liz” Porter promoted at Reston-based Fortune 500 company
Reston-based federal contractor Leidos announced Monday that Elizabeth “Liz” Porter has been promoted as the company’s health group president. She will report to Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. Porter had been serving as acting health group president since March 9 and had previously served as operation manager for the Leidos Civil Group’s Federal Energy &