Legacy defense contractors like Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are building out new business units focused on the science and technology of so-called "cube-sats" as the Defense Department looks to diversify its space-based assets.
It was the latest major financing round for the D.C.-area cyber company.
The Bethesda-based defense giant is partnering with the Drone Racing League on a competition to develop artificial intelligence algorithms that can beat human-piloted drones.
The Navy announced Thursday that it has turned to Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing to develop its MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft. Lockheed Martin and General Atomics had also been vying for the opportunity.
The Idaho-based manufacturer pledged to bring 1,100 new jobs to Northern Virginia by 2030 as it moves to set up a massive semi-conductor plant in Manassas.
The long-time economic development booster has accepted a position at the College of Charleston. He is to step down by the end of 2018.
Destination D.C., the city's tourism arm, reported that about 20.8 million people visited the nation's capitol last year, spending $7.5 billion
In a letter to the Justice Department, Sen. Ron Wyden raised the concern that Stingray phone surveillance devices could "completely disrupt" cell services, citing conversations with the manufacturer.
The case against Rand, filed in a Virginia federal court, alleged retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. A judge's Wednesday's decision means the court has found in favor of Rand on all of three counts.
The law would make it easier for the government to spend more money at online retailers, such as Amazon, Grainger and Home Depot.