Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.


New York-based engineering firm Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers said it has acquired Falls Church-based energy consulting company EMO Energy Solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

Falls Church-based security systems company Kastle Systems International said it has acquired Reston-based cloud-based video surveillance company CheckVideo. Terms were not disclosed.

McLean-based data services company Global Telecom & Technology said it has acquired the data services business of Chicago-based Inteliquent for $54.5 million.

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Germantown-based broadband satellite network and service provider Hughes Network Systems said it has won a contract worth more than $11 million from an unnamed multinational financial services company to provide managed network services across Latin America.

McLean-based technology contractor Science Applications International Corp. said it has begun work on an integrated airport management system at Denver International Airport.


Wilsonville, Ore.-based Flir Systems, a developer of thermal imaging and threat detection systems, said it has opened an 80,000-square-foot engineering and manufacturing facility in Elkridge.

New York-based mergers and acquisitions firm MacKenzie Partners said it has opened an office in the District.


Falls Church-based government and defense contractor DynCorp said it has hired more than 7,300 veterans over the past two years as part of the White House Joining Forces initiative which helps servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses find jobs.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby