Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Business News – September 29

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Northern Virginia tops list of fastest growing companies

Twenty companies based in Fairfax County and 14 companies based in other jurisdictions from the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance out of 50 companies on Washington Business Journal’s 2022 list of fastest growing companies in Greater Washington, D.C.

“Congratulations to the 34 Northern Virginia-based companies that have been recognized by the Washington Business Journal for their tremendous growth,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “These companies exemplify the dynamic business environment here in Fairfax County and throughout the region for start-ups and established businesses.”

The following companies based in Fairfax County are ranked on the list: 10Pearls (Tysons); Agiliko (Alexandria); Brilliant (Reston); Mechanic Brothers (Lorton); Gridiron IT Solutions (Reston); Gunnison Consulting Group (Fairfax); ID.me (Tysons); MetaPhase Consulting (Reston); MicroHealth (Tysons); MindPoint Group (Tysons); Modus Create (Reston); Old Dominion National Bank (Tysons); Orr Partners (Reston); PBG Consulting (Tysons); ShiftMed (Tysons); Shirley Luu and Associates (Tysons); Shore Point (Herndon); Level 2 (S2) Security (Tysons); Steampunk (Tyson); and Turn2Partners (Herndon). More than 2,300 companies were nominated for the ranking this year, according to the WBJ.

Veterans and Military Spouse Career Fair Draws Over 400 Attendees

More than 60 companies and organizations met with more than 400 veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses looking to advance their careers during a two-day meeting Career Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses September 21-22, 2022. Led by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, an in-person hiring event was held at the National Museum of the United States Army at Ft. Belvoir on the first day, followed by a trade fair for virtual job.

During the two-day job fair, candidates had the opportunity to network and interview Northern Virginia companies, government agencies and small Fortune 500 companies. Regional employers – including Adobe , Amazon, CACI and the FBI – were actively recruiting more than 10,000 positions in various sectors, including government, IT, finance, renewable energy and healthcare. Veteran career organizations in attendance provided valuable resume translation advice and career education services for military spouses.

The September 2022 Career Fair was hosted in conjunction with Fairfax County Government; Fort Belvoir Transition Assistance Program; Fort Belvoir Army Community Service; Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Virginia Department of Veterans Services; Virginia Employment Commission Veterans Services; and HIRE VETERINARIANS NOW.

Home to nearly 80,000 veterans and their families, as well as a vibrant community of nearly 2,000 veteran-owned businesses, Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County is a prime location for service members in active duty and retired who wish to successfully transition into the civilian workforce. Visit workinnorthernvirginia.com to learn about Northern Virginia’s many military-friendly employers, current job opportunities, and future job fairs.

Veterans Exemplary Service Awards

The Tysons-based Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently honored businesses, nonprofit groups and individuals for their service to veterans at the Distinguished Service Awards, Sun Gazette reported. This year’s winners in the Veteran-Owned Business of the Year categories included: Prescient Edge (Tysons); PingWind (Annandale); and Conforma (Washington, DC). There were two Veteran Employee of the Year award winners: Tyler Sweatt of SecondFront (Tysons) and John Quackenbush of JHNA (City of Alexandria). Veterans Service Organization of the Year was awarded to the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund (Ashburn); and the Lifetime Achievement Award: W. Glenn Yarborough Jr., President and CEO of WGY & Associates (Tysons).

“It is an honor to be recognized as a small business owned by a Distinguished Service Veteran and for the entire PingWind team to see that we are accomplishing great things together. We are proud to be veteran-owned, promote veteran employment, and support the veteran community, including providing services to the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are extremely fortunate with the great economic resources offered by Northern Virginia, including a world-class labor pool, access to supportive institutions, and a diverse network of service providers, and we look forward to looking forward to future growth together,” said PingWind CEO Aaron Moak.

5G Threat Assessment

The US Department of Defense has partnered with the Tysons-based nonprofit MITER to develop a new adversarial threat assessment framework for 5G networks, applications and devices, ExecutiveBiz reported. FiGHT, also known as 5G Hierarchy of Threats, is a purpose-built model of adversarial tactics and techniques put in place to help the 5G community verify the security of next-generation broadband technology, test it against advanced persistent threats and identify coverage gaps, according to MITER. “FiGHT helps stakeholders assess where cyber investments should be made to achieve the greatest impact as they build, configure and deploy secure and resilient 5G systems,” said Charles Clancy, senior vice president and general manager. from MITER Labs.

Tracking circadian rhythms

Arcascope, a Chantilly-based health technology company developing a mobile platform to help shift workers who work night shifts, announced that it has closed on $2.85 million in seed funding. The round was led by Supermoon Capital, with participation from Inception Health, New Dominion Angels, AIoT Health, Inflect Health, Accelerate Blue Fund, Monroe Brown Seed Fund, HealthX Ventures and others . The company’s platform aims to help shift workers cope with disruptions in their biological clocks and circadian rhythms. “Night work causes a profound disruption of the body’s internal circadian clock, which has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer,” the company said. “Clinical research, led by the Arcascope team, has shown that tracking this disruption in real-world settings and delivering personalized behavioral interventions can improve health.” Potomac Tech Wire picked up the version.

radio heads

HawkEye 360, based in Herndon, and Spire Global, based in Tysons, were among six companies awarded National Reconnaissance Office contracts to provide insight into radio frequency (RF) remote sensing capabilities, GovConWire reported. The companies will conduct studies to help inform the agency’s future acquisition and integration of commercial space data into the agency’s aerial architecture, NRO said Wednesday. In a separate announcement, HawkEye 360 ​​said it will model and simulate RF sensing capabilities, perform accuracy and quality checks, and demonstrate aerial delivery of RF data to mobile, transportable, and fixed ground stations in the world. whole world.

New name, new product launch

Tysons-based mobile security company Quokka, which recently changed its name to Kryptowire, is launching a new smartphone protection product called Q-Scout, designed to provide deep insight into apps on Android and iOS devices without being intrusive for end users. Q-Scout has two main functions. First, it checks individual apps on an end user’s device to detect apps with known security vulnerabilities. Second, it scans the sets of interactions and permissions granted to installed apps to detect any potentially harmful interactions, CSO reported.

New delivery floors

Reston Hospital unveiled new labor and delivery floors for Northern Virginia families, ABC News 7 reported. The hospital completed the postpartum floor this summer. Families are now welcomed in a new hall and mothers have new beds, chairs and televisions. Staff work with modern equipment and state-of-the-art nursing stations. The medium-sized hospital, located about six miles east of Washington Dulles International Airport, delivers 2,000 babies a year.

Introducing the Urban Farm at the Fall Festival

Halley Rise – a major mixed-use development on the doorstep of Reston Town Center tube station – will launch its first Halley Rise fall festival on October 22, FFXnow reported. The event, which includes live music, food and activities, also kicks off the farm’s introduction to Halley Rise, an urban farm in Up Top Acres that grows food and donates produce to charities. organizations working to reduce food insecurity. Covering just under half an acre, the farm includes more than 30 vegetable, herb and fruit crops, as well as beehives, a native flower garden, a rain garden and a meadow. . The farm is intended to supply produce to Reston-based Cornerstones Food Pantry and other local food safety organizations.

take a moment

Fairfax County government officials issued a message to the public, urging drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to pause and “take a moment” in an effort to improve road safety, OMCP reported . “It’s a team effort,” Jeffrey C. McKay, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, said Tuesday. McKay said the purpose of the message was “to get people in the community to just take a moment while they’re on our roads, trails and sidewalks to become aware of what’s around them.” He urged drivers and cyclists to even take a moment to make eye contact with each other. “These things are so important and they literally build a safer community,” McKay said. Click here to see a video of Fairfax County’s “Take a Moment – Pedestrian, Bike and Traffic Safety” campaign.


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The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County, Virginia as a center for business and technology. FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, as well as relationships with county and state government agencies, to help businesses locate and grow in Fairfax County. .

Want to learn more about FCEDA services or how economic development helps Fairfax County? Visit the FCEDA website or email [email protected].

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