o Briefly Noted:
(Reston, Va.) Red River, a New Hampshire-based technology consulting firm with DC offices in Reston, said it has won two $95 million contracts with the U.S. Air Force. The first contract is for cloud services to support the Air Force's new LevelUP Unified Platform, a cyberspace operations system for future cyber mission force capabilities. The second provides the Air Force with access to software titles, tools and other capabilities it needs to meet next-generation mission requirements.
(Herndon, Va.) Herndon-based Peraton, a provider of unmanned maritime systems contracting services, said on Tuesday it has won a spot on a $982.1 million multiple award contract from the U.S. Navy. Under the deal, the company will bid on individual awards in six areas -- payloads, non-payload sensors, mission support systems, autonomy and vehicle control systems, ashore and host platform elements, and logistics and sustainment.
(Herndon, Va.) Herndon-based Artel, a provider of network communication services to federal agencies, on Tuesday named Karen Randolph as its director of human resources. Randolph most recently served as the employee relations lead at MITRE, and previously was an HR business partner at CGI Technologies and Sprint.
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> LAST CALL for Tomorrow's CONNECTpreneur Forum - Baltimore, Feb 19
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The NVTC Foundation CXO Auction is an exciting event where one-on-one meetings with top C-level leaders are auctioned off to raise money for NVTC's Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). NVTC's VEI provides tools and resources to match Veterans and their spouses with employment opportunities within Virginia's technology community. Why should you attend NVTC’s CXO Auction? You will make valuable business connections, learn what drives business decisions, and get ahead of your competition by winning exclusive access to top executives and decision makers. Starting bids are extremely affordable! This event is open to NVTC members and non-members. RSVP Today! View a complete list of participating executives at http://bit.ly/2Txmyvu
> First Certified Agile Finance Training on March 18-19 in Tysons
This 2-day interactive training fully explores financial management in agile environments and works to identify the roles and process needed to breakdown silos and enable organizational agility. Agilious is the first organization in the United States to offer Agile Finance training accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Participants will come away ready to implement new ways of thinking and working in the finance, accounting and procurement areas. Participants will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Finance (ICP-FIN) credential. Learn more and register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/agilious-27575316417
> What Would Your Business Do With a $75,000 Innovation Grant?
The Loudoun County Economic Development Authority has announced a new competition for entrepreneurs seeking to take their business to the next level. The 2020 Innovation Challenge will award a first prize grant of $75,000 and up to three $25,000 grants to companies that are developing truly innovative products and services in Loudoun County. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply before March 31, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and must include business plans and the most recent annual financial statements, which will be reviewed by the authority’s members. Finalists will be asked to make an in-person pitch to the EDA. Winners will be chosen at the discretion of the EDA and announced at the Loudoun Small Business Conference on May 4, 2020. Interested applicants must have a for-profit business model and physical location in Loudoun, or commit to establishing future office space or jobs in the county. Learn more at LoudounInnovationChallenge.org.
> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - April 24, 2020 in DC
Mark your calendar! The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit will be held on Friday, April 24 in Washington, DC. The annual event brings together the leading brand, marketing and digital leaders in the Mid Atlantic to talk about the most important topics and issues facing them. We're expecting 500+ attendees. Last year, the event sold out! It features dozens of keynotes, panels, workshops and presentations, plus lots of networking. Full details are here: https://mamsummit.com/
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> Director of Federal Marketing - McLean, VA
The Director of Federal Marketing will lead strategic marketing campaigns for our B2G technology clients who seek to reach decision-makers in the federal government. The Director of Federal Marketing will drive integrated marketing communications projects that span marketing strategy, demand generation, marketing/sales collateral creation, brand/campaign development, content marketing, and web and digital initiatives. The Director of Federal Marketing will manage key client marketing initiatives, interfacing with clients as well as Merritt Group’s Government and Marketing Services teams to implement campaigns. S/he will also coordinate with outside vendors - copywriters, designers, video production teams and more. And, like all Merritt Groupers, s/he has an insatiable curiosity and interest in technology and business, social media, digital marketing and measurement. For more information and to apply, click here.
> Public Relations Account Director -- Science & Technology (Adelphi, MD)
Spire Communications, a full-service strategic communications firm headquartered in Alexandria, Va., seeks a senior-level communications professional with a focus on media relations and writing. The position requires a strong background in science and technology. This position will work onsite at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland. The position will help to spread awareness of some of the most compelling research and development projects occurring throughout the country. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience, great interpersonal skills, and experience with highly technical and scientific material. The preferred candidate will have direct experience working with defense-related government programs. Holding a security clearance is a plus. For more information and to apply, go to: