Cybersecurity company FireEye has agreed to acquire network forensics company nPulse Technologies for $60 million in cash and $10 million stock, according to the company.

NPulse is headquartered in Charlottesville and has offices in Chantilly and Lansdowne.

The acquisition is a part of a long-term strategy to build a single security platform that software customers can use to detect, contain, resolve and prevent threats, FireEye Chairman Dave DeWalt wrote in a blog post.

In January, FireEye acquired Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm based in Alexandria, for about $1 billion.

The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2014.

OMB budget guidance pushes data-driven program evaluation

The Office of Management and Budget last week released a memorandum requiring agencies to reduce their 2015 budget submissions by 2 percent for the 2016 fiscal year, unless otherwise specified.

The note also required agencies to include an overview of improvements in their methods of evaluating agency programs, and any examples of how evidence-gathering has improved.

Budgets should also include updates on plans to increase access to high-value data assets or plans to increase their utility.

Aquilent to add 50 I.T. jobs

Laurel-based IT contractor Aquilent, which creates mobile and Web offerings for government clients such as the Labor Department, plans to hire 50 IT employees over the next few months.

The company is holding several hiring events in May and June to fill the positions, and is especially interested in hiring digital strategy, content management, cloud computing and development specialists.

“We are experiencing significant and deliberate growth, which requires us to invest in all areas of our business,” chief executive David Fout said in a statement. That growth includes attracting and retaining talent, he said.

CCRD opens office in downtown Washington

CCRD Partners, a Houston-based engineering contractor, has opened an office downtown at 1627 K St. NW, the company announced last week.

“This relocation is a strategic step in our growth strategy and reinforces our commitment to our D.C. metro and government sector clients,” Richard L. Rome, CCRD president and chief executive, said in a statement. “Our goal is to expand our mechanical, electrical, plumbing/piping engineering specialties with the addition of fire protection/life safety consulting, commissioning and energy services for healthcare and science and technology sectors.”