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Gov. McDonnell Tours DuPont Fabros Data Center

As a follow-up to the December 9 data center tour and briefing for Virginia legislators organized by the NVTC Data Center and Critical Technology Infrastructure Task Force, NVTC invited Gov. Bob McDonnell to tour a DuPont Fabros data center in Ashburn, to provide him with a basic overview of data center businesses.

Hossein Fateh of DuPont Fabros explains data centers’ impact on Virginia’s economy to Gov. Bob McDonnell and Delegate Tag Greason.
(L-R) Hossein Fateh of DuPont Fabros explains data centers’ impact on Virginia’s economy to Gov. Bob McDonnell and Delegate Tag Greason.

During the December 16 visit, Hossein Fateh, co-founder, president and CEO of DuPont Fabros, explained the construction, operation and location needs for data centers and their impact on Virginia’s economy. Gov. McDonnell was joined on the tour by NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC VP of Policy Josh Levi, Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey and Delegate Tag Greason, whose district includes the data center. The tour included a discussion about NVTC efforts to enhance economic incentives targeted toward data centers to ensure Virginia remains a top global destination for data center investment and jobs.

DuPont Fabros’ Hossein Fateh and Senior Critical Infrastructure Manager Tom Busey (left) brief NVTC’s Josh Levi, Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Delegate Tag Greason and NVTC’s Bobbie Kilberg during the tour.
DuPont Fabros’ Hossein Fateh and Senior Critical Infrastructure Manager Tom Busey (left) brief NVTC’s Josh Levi, Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Delegate Tag Greason and NVTC’s Bobbie Kilberg during the tour.

After the data center briefing, Gov. McDonnell, Secretary Duffey, Assistant Secretary of Technology Cameron Kilberg, Bobbie Kilberg and Josh Levi visited Northrop Grumman in McLean, to tour Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Center for Innovative Solutions, hosted by NVTC Board member Linda Mills, corporate VP and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. The briefing included demonstrations of Northrop’s work in cybersecurity, wireless broadband public safety initiatives and data sharing solutions for public safety.

Northrop Grumman’s Linda Mills, Gov. Bob McDonnell and Northrop Grumman VP of Government Relations Matt McQueen during the tour of Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Center for Innovative Solutions.
Northrop Grumman’s Linda Mills, Gov. Bob McDonnell and Northrop Grumman VP of Government Relations Matt McQueen during the tour of Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Center for Innovative Solutions.