April 8, 2014
NVTC Member Companies Named Best Places to Work
Congratulations to NVTC member companies Aronson LLC, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Cooley LLP, ViON Corporation, and Xcelerate Solutions, who were recently named on Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Greater Washington list.
On April 2, nearly 200 members of the technology community gathered at The Washington Post Headquarters to hear 16 of the region's innovators pitch their company's technologies at Destination Innovation.
March 27, 2014
Experts Discuss International Risks at NVTC RiskNet Event
At the NVTC RiskNet event on March 27, insurance experts discussed kidnap, ransom and extortion risks, where they are, and how companies can manage such a complex and possibly debilitating crisis.
Fedscoop’s “DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech” list highlights the forward thinking women who shape the technology landscape in the D.C. area. NVTC Board members Anne Altman of IBM Corporation, Teresa Carlson of Amazon Web Services, Marilyn Crouther of HP Enterprise Services and Seven other NVTC members were named to the list.
Leaders from NVTC member companies were recently named to Virginia Business’ 50 Most Influential Virginians. Those on the list, according to Virginia Business, are “building businesses, starting ventures and having an effect on important issues.”
On March 25, 500 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner for the last NVTC Titans event of the 2013-2014 season. The breakfast featured Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, who urged the region’s businesses and technology leaders to give back to the community that has helped foster our industry’s success.
Congratulations to NVTC Board members Marilyn Crouther of HP Enterprise Services, David Lucien of DCL Associates who were honored at the Federal 100 Awards Gala on March 20, 2014. A special congratulations to former NVTC Board member Robin Lineberger of Deloitte who was honored with the Industry Eagle Award at the event.
On March 20, NVTC Board Member Linnie Haynesworth of Northrop Grumman Corp. and four other NVTC members were honored at Washington Business Journal’s 2014 Minority Business Leader Awards.
March 9, 2014
NVTC's 2014 General Assembly Session Wrap-Up
On March 8, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die concluding its 2014 legislative session. However, the General Assembly adjourned without approving a biennial budget and will reconvene for a Special Session in order to reach consensus on a budget and to resolve the issue of whether or not to move forward with Medicaid expansion in Virginia. NVTC will continue to advocate for the technology community’s budget priorities during the Special Session.
March 5, 2014
NVTC Supports Patent Troll Legislation in Virginia
On Wednesday, March 5, the General Assembly passed compromise legislation supported by NVTC and crafted by the Office of Attorney General Mark R. Herring to protect Virginia businesses from "patent trolling." These bad faith claims of patent infringement force businesses, including many small businesses, to choose between paying exorbitant and unjustified license fees or fighting the claim through costly litigation.
On Feb. 19, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Board member Magid Abraham, president, CEO and co-founder of comScore Inc. At this event, a targeted group of C-level executives from NVTC small business members had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Abraham’s entrepreneurial and leadership experience.
Fourteen executives from NVTC member companies have been named as the 25th Annual Federal Computer Week Federal 100. The Federal 100 Awards recognize 100 professionals from government and industry who have impacted and transformed the federal government IT community. The awards ceremony will take place on March 20 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
February 11, 2014
NVTC Technology Executives Visit Policymakers in Richmond
As the 2014 General Assembly session neared its halfway point, members of the NVTC Board of Directors and NVTC Board member companies spent February 4th in Richmond discussing NVTC priorities with policymakers.
On Jan. 30, 500 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner for the latest NVTC Titans breakfast featuring Linda Hudson, President and CEO of BAE Systems. During the event, which took place two days prior to her retirement, Hudson discussed the importance of strengthening the nation's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce in order to strengthen national and economic security.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the recipients of the Governor’s Award for Science Innovation and Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2014 during a reception at the Science Museum of Virginia Jan. 16. Northern Virginia Community College’s SySTEMic Solutions was honored with the Governor’s Award for Science Innovation. NVTC has a resolution of support and cooperation with SySTEMic Solutions.
January 21, 2014
2014 Legislative Session Underway in Richmond
The 2014 Legislative Session of the Virginia General Assembly is underway in Richmond. This year's session is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, March 8. There are many ways to stay current with NVTC’s legislative involvement. Participate in weekly conference calls, join NVTC’s policy group, contact staff or read NVTC’s legislative agenda.
January 21, 2014
Michael Caplin of the Tysons Partnership Addresses NVTC Board
Michael Caplin, executive director of the Tysons Partnership, joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at LMI in McLean to share the Partnership’s future development plans for Tysons.
January 14, 2014
2014 Legislative Session Convenes in Richmond
Last Wednesday, January 8 marked the first day of the 2014 Legislative Session of the Virginia General Assembly. This year's session is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, March 8. The first week of session included Gov. McDonnell’s final State of the Commonwealth Address; the swearing-in of Governor Terry McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring; Gov. McAuliffe’s signing of Executive Order Number 1; and Gov. McAuliffe’s first State of the Commonwealth delivery.
NVTC and co-host PSC held a Technology Town Hall Forum with Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Representative Frank Wolf on Friday, Jan. 10 at Sprint’s Reston offices. In front of a sold-out audience of more than 200 technology business leaders, the candidates shared their insights on the budget, sequestration and other issues impacting the economy.
Prior to leaving office, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the launch of the Commonwealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System (IEMS), a web-based portal that uses key metrics and outcomes to track the performance of Virginia's innovation economy.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced its support for federal and state legislation that would extend basic job protections by prohibiting employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation.
January 6, 2014
NVTC Outlines 2014 Legislative Priorities
On Monday, Jan. 6, NVTC Chairman Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and CEO of ICF International, and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg sent letters to all members of the General Assembly and to the governor, lieutenant governor, and senior officials of the McAuliffe administration outlining NVTC's 2014 legislative priorities.
On Dec. 17, 500 attendees gathered in Reston for the latest NVTC Titans breakfast featuring a conversation between U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson. During the event, Justice Ginsburg discussed Supreme Court processes, her relationship with fellow justices, and her advice for lawyers.
December 5, 2013
NVTC Members Recognized as Most Admired CEOs
The Washington Business Journal held its Most Admired CEOs award ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5, naming 50 Most Admired CEOs and one CEO of the Year. Ten NVTC Board members and member company representatives were honored at the event.
On December 3, NVTC partnered with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the SkillSource Group to host a recruiting event to match veteran-friendly companies with qualified veteran, National Guard and Reserve job-seekers.
On Dec. 3, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame, which honors exceptional business leaders and entrepreneurs who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in the Greater Washington area.
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.