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Capital Business Blog: August, 2012

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/30/2012

SAIC to split into two public companies

One will focus on technical services and another on IT products, including surveillance and intelligence programs.

By Marjorie Censer  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SAIC, services, solutions, conflict of interest, government contracting

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Metro names new planning, real estate officials to replace Nat Bottigheimer and Steven Goldin

The two executives will oversee planning and real estate development operations.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:34 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Shyam Kannan, Stanley Wall, commercial real estate, transportation

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Gray picks developers and special education school to take over vacant Stevens Elementary School

Akridge and Argos Group to build 10-story office building on parking lot of old Stevens Elementary School.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, Stevens Elementary School, Jimmy Carter, Akridge, Argos Group, Ivymount School

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Treasury Department to move 450 jobs from Hyattsville to West Virginia

The move would begin in 2013 and is expected to take three years.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Treasury Department, Bureau of Public Debt, Federal Management Service, Hyattsville, Parkersburg, Donna Edwards, Barbara Mikulskil, Ben Cardin, Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen, Elijah E. Cummings

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Freeh Group deal with Pepper Hamilton will boost law firm’s D.C. investigations presence

Firm managers say the deal will boost investigations and intellectual property capabilities in Washington.

By Catherine Ho  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 08/28/2012

D.C. Housing Authority submits plans for Ward 7 Wal-Mart project

A shopping center and a sit-down restaurant will be built on the north side of East Capitol Street.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:51 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wal-Mart, Housing Authority, Capitol Gateway Marketplace, HOPE VI

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Deltek to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $1.1 billion

The announcement caps a period of significant change for Herndon-based Deltek, which is best known for providing software to government contractors.

By Marjorie Censer  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Accident at Prince George’s warehouse hindering Howrey’s bankruptcy wind-down

The defunct law firm has about 60,000 boxes of client files in a Landover document warehouse.

By Catherine Ho  |  04:01 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/20/2012

General Dynamics to buy Fidelis Security Systems

Fidelis, which has about 70 employees, provides software to help its users see the activity on their networks and better stop data breaches.

By Marjorie Censer  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Beverley Swaim-Staley, former Maryland transportation secretary, to head Union Station Redevelopment Corp.

Former Maryland transportation secretary to lead nonprofit in charge of maintaining transit hub.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beverley Swaim-Staley, Martin O'Malley, John Porcari, Union Station, Amtrak, Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/07/2012

OMB seeks to dismiss lawsuit that says agency withheld information about unused federal buildings

The suit accuses the agency of improperly withholding information about unused federal buildings that could be used to house services for the homeless.

By Catherine Ho  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Shake Shack coming to International Spy Museum next year

The fast food outfit will open its third location in D.C. in the space that Zola previously occupied.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:18 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shake Shack, International Spy Museum, Dupont Circle, Nationals Park

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Preservationists begin to weigh in on Union Station

A collection of groups have formed the Union Station Preservation Coalition.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  07:33 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Union Station, historic preservation, Amtrak, Akridge

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Pick your pitch: Which business plan has the most promise?

Videos | Ten local entrepreneurs are vying for a cash prize in the StartRight business plan competition.

By Steven Overly  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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