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Prince William County congratulates MAG Aerospace and InCadence Strategic Solutions on receiving 14th Annual Greater Washington GovCon Awards

November 21, 2016- Prince William County, Va.- Prince William County congratulates MAG Aerospace, a recognized leader in global aerial surveillance and situational awareness services, and InCadence Strategic Solutions, a technology leader in operational intelligence, biometrics solutions, identity and knowledge management services, on receiving awards at the 14th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor ‘GovCon’ Awards.

The ‘GovCon Awards’ is a premier celebratory event honoring the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the Greater Washington region government contracting sector, hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council.  A prestigious panel of industry and government professionals select finalists and winners from a large pool of nominees. 

“We are delighted to congratulate MAG Aerospace and InCadence Strategic Solutions on this most deserved recognition for their outstanding contributions to government, employees and the Greater Washington region,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development.  “Their success is also a testament to Prince William County’s strategic location, which provides excellent business opportunities to high-caliber organizations delivering systems and service operations to the government and private sectors.”

In the case of InCadence, its game-changer program - Ares™ Mobile Biometric Application was selected as Program of the Year.  The prestigious Program of the Year recognizes the most exemplary program among all finalists recognized.  Ares is the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Mobile Biometric Application, deployed to agents worldwide.  InCadence provides the Ares software as a commercial product, and supports the FBI Global Initiatives Unit with the integration of Ares into the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division enterprise.  In spring, Ares™ Mobile Biometric Application also won the Transformer of the Year award at the 2016 ACT/IAC igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards.   

MAG Aerospace received the Contractor of the Year Award in the $25 - $75 million category, which is given to acknowledge “distinguished financial and operational accomplishments and outstanding contributions during the past year to employees, the government contracting industry and the U.S. Government.”  This awards follows a string of awards in 2016 for MAG Aerospace, most recently being recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Washington region.  In October, MAG received the 2016 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award of Excellence in International Trade.  Prior to that, MAG Aerospace CEO, Joe Fluet took home a 2016 SmartCEO Future 50 Award.

More than 8,000 businesses operate in Prince William County.  The County is a premier business location in the Northern Virginia region within the National Capital Area offering leading incentive programs and unique competitive advantages for small-, medium- and large-business operations.  To learn more from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development sign-up to receive email newsletters or follow us on Twitter @PWCDED.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles.
  • Prince William County is the 2nd largest and 4th fastest growing county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • 75% of Northern Virginia’s 1.5 million workers live within a 30-minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour.
  • Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly-skilled, culturally diverse labor; 42% of the workforce has 4-year degrees.
  • Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P).

 

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The Prince William County Department of Economic Development offers services to support and promote existing business expansion and attract new businesses to PWC. For more information, the Department of Economic Development can be reached via email at [email protected], via phone at (703) 792-5500, or via fax at (703) 792-5502.