* Proxicom, a Reston Web services and e-commerce company, readopted its original brand name and plans to focus its business growth efforts in the automotive, health care, government and financial services sectors. Proxicom was launched in 1991 by Raul Fernandez and grew to become one of the Washington area's better-known technology companies. Dimension Data bought the company for $448 million in 2001, before the Internet bubble burst. In March, the company was acquired by private investment firm Gores Technology Group, which specializes in turning around troubled companies, and it will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.
* Manugistics Group, a Rockville supply-chain-management company, narrowed its loss to $7.7 million (9 cents a share) on $51.6 million in revenue for its first fiscal quarter ended May 31, from a loss of $18.5 million (26 cents) on $65.6 million in revenue during the same period last year. Shares of Manugistics closed up 1 cent, at $3.20.
* Arinc, an Annapolis transportation communications company, won a five-year contract worth up to $19 million from the Transportation Department to develop communications for intelligent transportation systems, as part of an initiative of the Federal Highway Administration. Arinc said the technology would enable short-range radio links between vehicles, and between vehicles and the roadside.
* Electronic Data Systems, of Plano, Tex., named Jim Duffey vice president of its U.S. Government business based in Herndon. Duffey will be responsible for the company's federal, state and local government clients and relationships with senior military officials. He replaces Albert Edmonds, who is retiring. Duffey, a 21-year company veteran, most recently worked as vice president of executive operations for the Global Sales & Client Solutions division of EDS.
Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers, Business Wire and Washington Technology.