NVTC Chair Sudhakar Kesavan and President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg wrote a letter to Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator James Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, expressing NVTC’s strong support for three amendments recently added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
On Nov. 19, leaders from the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for an NVTC Titans Breakfast featuring Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar. During the event, Prabhakar discussed breakthrough technologies for national security.
November 12, 2013
PSC’s Stan Soloway Addresses NVTC Board
Professional Services Council (PSC) President and CEO Stan Soloway joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 12 at LMI in McLean to share his insights on the government contracting marketplace. During his presentation, Soloway provided an overview of the impacts of the recent government shutdown and highlighted key trends facing contractors in the months and years to come.
Heroines in Technology, an awards gala benefiting the March of Dimes, honors women in the field of technology for their dedication to community service. This year, five member company representatives were named as heroines.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) and Professional Services Council (PSC) honored NVTC Board Member Company Salient Federal Solutions, of which NVTC Chair Emeritus Brad Antle is President and CEO, with the Contractor of the Year award ($75-300 million) at the 11th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™.
In its November 2013 issue, Washingtonian magazine announced its latest list of Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women, which honors women leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors for their achievements and successes. Congratulations to Board Members Anne Altman and Teresa Carlson, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg and the seven NVTC members named to the list!
All NVTC members are invited to participate on a conference call at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. During the call, NVTC leaders will seek member input on ideas and initiatives for the NVTC Executive Committee to consider as it drafts NVTC's goals and priorities to support NVTC advocacy efforts in Richmond during the 2014 legislative session.
On October 30, NVTC's TechCelebration lived up to its reputation as the networking event of the year as 700 members of the Northern Virginia technology community joined federal and state policymakers for an extraordinary evening. The event featured a keynote speech by SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30 at TechCelebration: NVTC’s annual banquet, NVTC announced the winners of the 2013 Innovator Awards, a new awards program honoring groundbreaking companies and technologies in our region's technology community.
October 28, 2013
NVTC Members Named to Washington Business Journal Power 100 List
On Oct. 28, Washington Business Journal published the Power 100, a list of the region’s most powerful business leaders, including 28 executives from NVTC member companies and academic institutions.
October 16, 2013
Board Member Ed Casey Named as Serco’s Acting CEO
Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology and management services, recently announced new roles in its senior leadership.
NVTC's TechPAC, the political action committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, announced its endorsement of 28 candidates running for House of Delegates in Northern Virginia.
NVTC and a coalition of members of the Northern Virginia business community wrote a letter urging members of the Virginia congressional delegation to act immediately to find a path forward on a clean continuing resolution and to pass legislation to raise the debt limit long term. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly responded to the letter, stating that he appreciated the message and is working with his colleagues on “both sides of the aisle” to move toward a resolution. In addition, Connolly partnered with Rep. Robert J. Wittman to pen a letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD), commending him for his decision to request the furloughed DoD civilians return to work this week.
NVTC is sharing two important resources for members in the government contracting space that are facing a variety of issues and questions due to the shutdown of the federal government.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, golfers enjoyed warm, sunny weather at NVTC's Annual Golf Tournament. Held at the 1757 Golf Club in Ashburn, Va., this year's tournament benefited NVTC’s Strategic Initiatives, including the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, as well as the Equal Footing Foundation, NVTC's charitable arm.
NVTC Board member Michael Maiorana has been promoted to senior vice president of public sector markets for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Previously, Mairoana was president of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region for Verizon Wireless. In his new role, Maiorana will lead Verizon’s strategic direction in public sector markets and be responsible for sales and customer satisfaction for federal, state and local governments, as well as education and public safety customers across the U.S.
September 26, 2013
Forbes.com Names Virginia America’s “Best State for Business”
On Sept. 25, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Forbes.com has named Virginia America’s “Best State for Business.” The Commonwealth reclaims the title after being awarded the No. 2 ranking from 2010-2012. Virginia finished in the top five in four of the study’s six categories, the only state with such a strong across-the-board showing. - See more at: http://www.nvtc.org/news/getnewscontent.php?code=763#sthash.8SHFjwWD.dpuf
On Sept. 25, 500 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the first NVTC Titans breakfast of the 2013-2014 series featuring U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. During the event, Justice Scalia shared advice from Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, a book he co-wrote with lawyer Bryan Garner.
September 23, 2013
NVTC Members Named Finalists for 2013 Heroines in Technology Awards
The March of Dimes recently announced the finalists for the 2013 Heroines in Technology Awards, which recognize and honor women in the technology sector for their dedication to community service. Ten NVTC members are among the finalists.
September 12, 2013
New MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator Opens at CIT
On Sept. 12, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the opening of the MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator, America’s first public-private and market-centric cybersecurity accelerator. The program, located at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), is designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cybersecurity companies in Virginia.
September 10, 2013
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton Addresses NVTC Board
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, September 10 at LMI in McLean to review transportation initiatives undertaken by the McDonnell administration, including the recently passed transportation funding legislation.
August 20, 2013
NVTC Launches Veterans Employment Initiative
On Tuesday, Aug. 20, NVTC launched the new NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative at ICF International in Fairfax. During the event, which included Gov. Bob McDonnell and Sen. Mark Warner, NVTC leaders highlighted the many aspects of the Initiative designed to match veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees.
NVTC Board member company ICF International was named Outstanding Large Employer of the Year by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) at its 92nd National Convention in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 10-13.
On July 18, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the statewide leadership team for Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000, an initiative to match 1,000 children currently in foster care with adoptive families. NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg will serve as one of two state co-chairs for the initiative.
On July 11, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC hosted an interactive program highlighting best practices in angel investing. This full-day seminar, facilitated by John May of New Vantage Group, provided an overview of the angel investing process, including finding, evaluating, and structuring deals, and explained how to develop angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success.
July 9, 2013
NVTC Announces Staff Promotions
At the NVTC Board meeting on July 9, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg four NVTC staff promotions.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for Virginia governor, joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 9, at LMI in McLean for a discussion of his campaign. During the meeting, he outlined his priorities and shared his perspective on the most pressing issues facing the Commonwealth.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, today announced the election of eight officers to the Board of Directors as well as the election of 25 new and returning Board members, including seven Chair’s appointees, and three individuals appointed to the Senior Advisory Group of the NVTC Board.
Enrico Della Corna, secretary of the NVTC Board, has been appointed southeast regional executive of PNC Bank. Della Corna served as the leader of PNC’s middle market and large corporate segments in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. During his 24 years with PNC, he has held a variety of positions in corporate banking and capital markets and played an integral role in PNC’s highly successful entry into the Greater Washington, D.C. market.
NVTC has been fortunate to have Brad Antle, president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, as our chair for the last three years. Brad has led with vision, precision, decisiveness, good humor and grace. He has kept NVTC moving forward with creativity and foresight, ensuring we remain relevant and vibrant.
Members of Northern Virginia's hottest technology scene gathered on Wednesday, June 26, for the 12th Annual Hot Ticket Awards at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. More than 500 guests enjoyed barbecue and cocktails as they mixed and mingled poolside, enjoying a great, but rainy, night of networking and fun.
NVTC and co-host Microsoft hosted a technology town hall forum with Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAulliffe on Wednesday, June 20, at Microsoft’s Reston offices. In front of an audience of nearly 200 technology business leaders, the candidates shared their views on business and technology-related issues and what they would do to encourage Va.’s growth if elected as governor.
On June 19, NVTC Chair Emeritus Donna Morea and Board member company Transformation Systems Inc. were recognized by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce at the 2013 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards. Representatives of NVTC members Capital One and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance were also honored.
On June 18, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC graduated 10 individuals from its FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training program during a celebration at Il Fornaio in Reston, Va. These graduates join the 106 individuals that previously have graduated from the Entrepreneur Center's program since fall 2009.
On June 7, Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed NVTC Board member and former NVTC Board chair David C. Lucien, CEO of DCL Associates, and NVTC incoming Board member Michael Rao, president of Virginia Commonwealth University, to serve on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority board.
On Thursday, June 6, The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that MACH37™, America’s first market-centric cybersecurity accelerator, is now taking applications for its inaugural 90-day session, which will start on September 16. Initially funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the accelerator will leverage private investments to launch new, high growth cyber technology companies in Virginia. Funding to launch the accelerator was a top NVTC priority during the 2013 legislative session.
About 800 people gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, for the 17th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards on May 29. The CFO Awards recognize local chief financial officers and financiers for outstanding achievement and excellence in promoting the area's technology community. NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg and NVTC Chair Brad Antle, president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, set the stage by welcoming attendees to the evening's festivities. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was the Platinum Sponsor of the CFO Awards and PwC Partner Gina Gin acted as master of ceremonies.
At an event on Wednesday, May 22, leaders from Northern Virginia’s technology, business, nonprofit and academic communities gathered at Micron in Manassas to celebrate the regional expansion of Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) SySTEMic Solutions program, a public-private partnership to build a long term sustainable pipeline of STEM-skilled students to meet our region’s workforce needs.
On May 21, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Board member Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector. At this event, a targeted group of 12 C-level executives from NVTC small business members had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Crouther’s experience in fostering relationships with U.S. federal, state and local government clients.
During Northern Virginia Community College’s 47th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg was awarded an honorary associate degree in humane letters in recognition of her lifelong public service and support for higher education. In addition, Angel Cabrera, the new president of George Mason University and an NVTC Board member, was the commencement speaker.
Terry McAuliffe, democratic candidate for Virginia governor, joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 14, at LMI in McLean for a discussion of his campaign. During the meeting, he outlined his priorities and shared his perspective on the most pressing issues facing the Commonwealth.
Washington Business Journal honored the region's Best Places to Work 2013 on Thursday, May 9.
On Friday, May 10, a sold out crowd of 750 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the final NVTC Titans breakfast of the 2012-2013 series featuring Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service. During the event, Gen. Alexander shared his insights on the nation’s cybersecurity priorities and the importance of information sharing between the government and private sector.
A report released by the United States Chamber of Commerce recognized Virginia among the top three states in the country for innovation and entrepreneurship. Virginia ranked sixth in the Chamber’s report last year.
On Monday, May 6, nearly 200 members of the technology community gathered at The Washington Post Headquarters as 20 of the region's innovators showcased their company's technologies at Destination Innovation.
Washingtonian Magazine honors the Potomac Region's top 100 Tech Titans in its May 2013 issue, showcasing leaders of Washington's tech world who are working to grow the region. Many NVTC Board members and representatives of NVTC member companies were named to this year’s prestigious list.
Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), will be honored at two upcoming ceremonies. In May, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) will present Kilberg with an honorary associate degree. Kilberg has also been selected as a 2013 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate.
Women in Technology (WIT) recently announced the winners of the 14th Annual Leadership Awards, which honor leading female professionals who have excelled as mentors, exemplified unique vision and represent the WIT mission of “advancing women in technology — from the classroom to the boardroom — by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education.” The honorees included four representatives of NVTC member companies.
On April 16, NVTC hosted a free members-only Meet the Press event to connect NVTC companies with editors and reporters from the area's top business and technology publications. At the event, panelists from Capital Business, Bisnow Media, Federal News Radio, Washington Business Journal and Washington Technology provided tips on how NVTC member companies can best work with their newsrooms.
On Thursday, April 11, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the creation of MACH37™, America’s premier market-centric cybersecurity accelerator to be located at the Center for Innovative Technology. Initially funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the accelerator will leverage private investments to launch new, high growth cyber technology companies in Virginia.
On Wednesday, March 20, nine executives from NVTC member companies were honored at the 24th Annual Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Awards Gala. The Federal 100 Awards recognize 100 professionals from government and industry who have impacted and transformed the federal government IT community.
Bob Kahn, chairman, CEO and president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, and an NVTC Board Member, is among five pioneering engineers honored with the inaugural $1.5 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Jeanne Tisinger joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 12 at LMI in McLean to discuss how the CIA utilizes information technology to enable its mission, extend its reach, and connect its staff with the proper data and tools.
14 executives from NVTC member companies and academic institutions were featured in Virginia Business’s 50 Most Influential Virginians, a list of the region’s most powerful leaders. NVTC was also represented in Virginia Business’s On the Move, a list of 30 up-and-coming influential Virginians.
On February 28, the Washington Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors recognized eleven of the region’s highest performing directors at the 2013 Outstanding Directors Awards. Four of the directors honored were from NVTC member companies.
On Feb. 21, the NVTC Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee hosted “Practical Financing Advice for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs” at Virginia Tech in Arlington.
On Friday, Feb. 8, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine spoke to a group of more than 150 NVTC attendees at a members-only forum at Sprint in Reston. During the event, Sens. Warner and Kaine shared their insights on sequestration, the current status of debt and budget negotiations, and other issues of interest to the region’s technology community.
Nearly 500 attendees gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 5, for an NVTC Titans breakfast featuring EADS North America Chairman of the Board and CEO Sean O’Keefe. During the event, O’Keefe shared his insights on sequestration and its impact on the future of government procurement.
On Jan. 24, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell held a press conference to promote his recently introduced transportation plan. During the press conference, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg reiterated NVTC’s support of the governor’s plan, commending the governor for his leadership in elevating transportation funding as a priority issue.
January 28, 2013
Check Out Techtopia 2013 Online!
The interactive version of the 2013 NVTC Techtopia Map is now live on the NVTC website! This digital version of the map – which appeared in the Dec. 10 and 17, 2012, editions of Capital Business – allows you to zoom in on each section of "Techtopia" and see the technology companies located in the area.
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) was elected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, a key subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with jurisdiction over the federal government management, information technology, federal economic policy and federal procurement.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Board member John Wood, CEO and charman of the board of Telos Corporation. At this event, a targeted group of 15 C-level executives from NVTC small member companies had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Wood’s experience leading his company to success.
January 22, 2013
D.C. Region Is No. 1 in Forbes' List of America's New Tech Hotspots
Forbes has ranked the D.C. region, including Northern Virginia, as America’s top New Tech Hotspot, citing the region’s 21.1 percent growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment from 2001 to 2012 and 3.7 percent growth over the last two years.
January 18, 2013
NVTC Announces Support for Gov. McDonnell’s Transportation Plan
On Jan. 18, NVTC released a statement announcing its support of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation funding plan. In the statement, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg praised the governor’s bold action in introducing a plan to address Virginia’s transportation challenges through new, long-term, sustainable and dedicated funding sources.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) CIO and Assistant Commissioner Charles Armstrong, and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner for Trade and Public Engagement Maria Luisa O’Connell joined the NVTC Board of Directors to discuss how CBP uses technology and innovation to transform its initiatives.
NVTC is partnering with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Visit Fairfax and Bloomberg Businessweek to produce a special section focusing on Fairfax County. “Fairfax County, VA: A Global Leader in Business Innovation, Growth and Opportunity” will appear in the March 18, 2013, issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. NVTC members are invited to sponsor this section to promote your own story in the greater context of Fairfax County’s momentum.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) SySTEMic Solutions and NVTC recently signed a resolution of support and cooperation aimed at further advancing our region’s knowledge-based economy. Under the agreement, NVTC and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions will create measurable program activities to support a strong and sustainable pipeline of science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers in Northern Virginia. NVTC also seeks to develop a distinctive role in the SySTEMic Solutions initiative that reflects its regional footprint across Northern Virginia.
December 17, 2012
Virginia Takes Number Two Spot in Forbes Best State for Business List
Forbes has ranked Virginia second in the annual “Best States for Business” list released Dec. 12, citing Virginia’s strong incentive offerings and business friendly government policies. The Commonwealth also scored first for regulatory environment, second for labor supply and fourth for quality of life.
December 11, 2012
Virginia Ranked Sixth in the 2012 State New Economy Index
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation recently released its 2012 State New Economy Index, which measures the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based. Virginia ranked sixth, up from eighth in 2010, and earned first place rankings for its information technology jobs and fast-growing firms.
On Dec. 7, the Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee hosted its fourth annual Teaming, Partnering and Contracting event. During the event, 17 of the region’s companies participated by talking with and educating emerging businesses about how to do business with them. The event also featured two informative panel discussions, during which teaming experts shared insights on various aspects of partnering with government contractors including best practices and teaming agreements.
On Dec. 7, NVTC was honored with an Excellence in Virginia Government Award, presented by Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. NVTC received the Public Information Award in recognition of its efforts to educate NVTC members and the public on issues crucial to technology.
December 4, 2012
NVTC Board Members Attend White House Business Council Roundtables
On Nov. 29, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg and 58 other participants attended a White House Business Council roundtable on the budget, deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. NVTC Chair Brad Antle of Salient Federal Solutions, NVTC Vice Chair Sudhakar Kesavan of ICF International and NVTC Board member George Schindler of CGI attended a similar White House roundtable on Dec. 3, and NVTC Treasurer Robin Lineberger of Deloitte and NVTC Board member Nelson Ford of LMI will attend a roundtable on Dec. 6 with other senior White House and administration officials.
NVTC has joined a coalition of more than 100 technology councils, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and other organizations and companies nationwide to support the STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (HR 6429), which the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Nov. 30 with bipartisan support. The Act will make up to 55,000 visas available to qualified immigrants to promote innovation, investment and research in the United States.