Defense Picks Lockheed System

Lockheed Martin Space Electronics & Communications, in Manassas, received approval last week from the Department of Defense to install the Defense Message System 2.1.

DMS is a secure, commercial messaging system based on readily available systems that provides command and control messaging as well as individual messaging for all services and agencies within the Department of Defense.

DMS 2.1 replaces the 2.0 version of the messaging system. The DMS contract is valued at $530 million.

Chamber Sponsors Trade Show

The Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce is holding registration for the annual "MarketFest '99 . . . A Trade Show for Everyone." This year's trade show will be Oct. 30 at Manassas Mall.

Exhibit booths, where vendors can set up shop in the mall for the day, are available to member and nonmember businesses, professionals and organizations. Booth spots are available on a first-come, first-pick basis.

For further information or to receive an exhibitor information packet, contact Poppie Bergere at the chamber at 703-368-6600.

Business Seminars Today

The Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding a Dialogue 2000 Plus session from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Montclair Golf, Tennis and Swim Club.

Topics include: the environment, led by Jim Waggener of the Woodbridge Foundation; health care, led by William Moss, president of Potomac Hospital; transportation, led by Del. John A. "Jack" Rollison III, (R-Prince William); and work force development, led by Mike Campbell of the Business-School Partnership in Prince William.

Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 703-590-5000. Cost is $15 and includes lunch.

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