Chantilly-based information technology company DirectViz Solutions LLC announced Friday that Michael McHugh has been promoted to CEO. McHugh was most recently the company’s chief operating officer, and has more than 25 years of experience working in the technology industry. Before his time with DirectViz, he served as president of the defense and national security division
Chantilly-based contractor to provide IT services to department's data centers
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded a contract worth up to $112 million to Perspecta Inc. to provide managed information technology services to the department’s data centers, the Chantilly-based federal contractor announced Thursday. “This award reinforces our standing as a premier provider of end-to-end next generation managed IT services,” Rocky Thurston, senior vice president
Melissa Blanken joins Kajeet as VP marketing and Bill Stribrny as VP sales
McLean-based wireless technology company Kajeet announced Wednesday it has hired Melissa Blanken as vice president of marketing and Bill Stribrny as vice president of sales. For 25 years, Blanken has worked in marketing and was most recently the chief marketing officer with McLean-based internet company ID.me. She has also previously held marketing leadership positions with
Octo Consulting Group to provide framework, architecture services
The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Reston-based government technology company Octo Consulting Group an $11.8 million contract to provide framework and architecture services for the GSA’s System for Award Management (SAM). Under the GSA’s CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation contract, Octo will provide Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and business and technical architecture for the
CodeVA to develop computer science program for teaching history to underserved communities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Richmond-based nonprofit CodeVA a four-year, $2.99 million project award to develop a computer science program for teaching history to underserved communities in Virginia. This is CodeVA’s first federal grant award. CodeVA was awarded the Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program grant for its proposal “Reaching Across the Hallway: An
SimVentions to provide systems engineering, software development services
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
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
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
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.