Today is Government Contracting Day

Nov. 1, 2012  

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 1, as Government Contracting Day in Fairfax County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fairfax was first among all counties in the value of federal contracts performed locally. 

Some of the larger contracting firms with headquarters in the county are Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), General Dynamics, ManTech International Corporation, Bearing Point, SRA International, Northrop Grumman and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Lockheed Martin and Raytheon also have a large presence in the county. In addition to these larger companies there are numerous small and mid-size firms that provide essential services to the federal government while also providing jobs to county residents and the tax base needed to fund the services provided to county residents.

To honor these companies, the Tenth Annual Government Contractor Awards will be held today. This is the region's premier event honoring the best of the government contracting industry and it is presented by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Services Council and Washington Technology magazine.

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