* BearingPoint, a McLean systems integration company, was one of four companies awarded a contract by the Government Printing Office to develop and test an electronic passport. The passport will contain an embedded contactless integrated circuit with an antenna, which is expected to enhance the security of the passport and facilitate the movement of travelers at ports of entry. The passports will electronically store all of the data currently found on the data page of the U.S. passport, including a digital facial image and biographical data. BearingPoint will submit a number of prototype ePassports over the next few months for testing. The initial contract is worth $83,000. The other companies awarded contracts were Axalto, Infineon Technologies and SuperCom.

* Primus Telecommunications of McLean earned $16.2 million (16 cents a share) on $334.3 million in revenue during its third quarter, up from net income of $5.8 million (6 cents) on $328.3 million in revenue during the year-ago quarter. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company lost $8.8 million (10 cents) on $1 billion in revenue, compared with net income of $35.4 million (41 cents) on $948.9 million in revenue during the same period last year. Shares closed at $1.87, down 4 cents.

* CompuDyne, an Annapolis security technology company, lost $1.9 million (23 cents a share) on $33.4 million in revenue during its third quarter, compared with net income of $982,000 (12 cents) on $53.1 million in revenue during the year-ago quarter. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company lost $2.1 million (26 cents) on $110.2 million in revenue, compared with net income of $3 million (36 cents) on $147.4 million in revenue during the same period last year. Shares closed unchanged at $7.11.

* SRA International, a Fairfax government technology contractor, earned $12.4 million (45 cents a share) on revenue of $203.5 million during its first quarter, compared with net income of $7.8 million (29 cents) on $132 million in revenue in the year-earlier period. Shares of SRA closed at $52.25, down $1.51.

* Commonwealth Biotechnologies of Richmond earned $104,434 on $1.41 million in revenue during its third quarter, compared with net income of $84,245 on $1.38 million in revenue during the year-ago quarter. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company earned $200,000 on $4.2 million in revenue, compared with a loss of $94,000 on $3.8 million in revenue during the same period last year. Shares closed at $6.05, down 35 cents.

Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers.