Orbital Wins Contract

Orbital Sciences Corp., of Dulles, was awarded a $30 million contract this week by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Orbital's Transportation Management Systems division will supply the authority with a satellite-based dispatch system that will help it manage a fleet of 1,627 buses, light rail and maintenance vehicles.

Orbital's TMS division generates about $50 million in revenue annually for the satellite company. Its vehicle management systems are used by cities such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Internet Service Expands

PrizNet, an Internet service provider in Leesburg, announced last week that it will begin offering digital subscriber line service--high-speed Internet access over regular telephone lines--in Loudoun County.

PrizNet focuses on the small-business market and, in addition to DSL service, offers World Wide Web hosting. Its DSL services will start at $99 a month. Its Web services start at $15 a month.

Chinoy Invited to Speak

Marc P. Chinoy, president of Regis Group Inc., of Leesburg, has been asked to address the winter 2000 meeting of the American Bar Association's intellectual property law section.

The Regis group, founded by Chinoy, is a management consulting firm that specializes in issues facing the telecommunication, information technology, health care and legal fields. Chinoy has consulted with such clients as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and has worked with such organizations as the American Intellectual Property Law Association to help spur international discussion on setting standards for intellectual property laws.

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