Miritek Systems, a nonprofit government contractor, has changed its name to Noblis, saying the variation of the word "noble" better reflects the nature of its work.

The company has planned to change its name since it was founded in 1996 as a spinoff of Mitre, a nonprofit organization started by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. It decided to formally change the name as part of its 10-year anniversary, a spokeswoman said.

Headquartered in Falls Church, Noblis employs nearly 800 scientists, analysts, engineers, researchers, technology specialists and management experts throughout the country, most of them in the Washington area.

Like other government contractors, Noblis bids on projects for federal agencies as well as for state and local governments. As a nonprofit organization, its goal is to apply science and technology to serve the public good, the company said in a statement. Noblis helps agencies improve transportation infrastructures and telecommunications systems, for instance, and does consulting in homeland security, health care, the environment and energy.

Members of its board of trustees include Togo West, former secretary of veterans affairs and the Army, and John E. McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA.

"Our new name reflects our unique mission and values -- to improve lives and serve the good of our nation," said Lydia Thomas, president and chief executive.

Nasdaq Warns ePlusHerndon-based ePlus, which makes cost-management software, said it received another warning from Nasdaqthat its stock might be delisted after the company failed to file its earnings report for the quarter that ended Dec. 31.

The company will continue to be listed while Nasdaq auditors review its financials.

It is the fourth warning ePlus has received from Nasdaq since March. The company got its first warning in November, after it did not file financial statements on time. In January, the company received another notice when it told Nasdaq it would not be able to file its annual and quarterly statements by the Jan. 15 deadline.

In a statement, ePlus said it has been "diligently working" to resolve accounting issues related to stock options granted since its initial public offering in 1996, "which is the sole reason underlying its delay in filing its annual and quarterly reports."

The company also said it has not determined the financial impact of the stock option issues.

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