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2014-03-28 12:27:59

Software Company Leases Additional 20,845 Square Feet on Worldgate Drive HERNDON, Va., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroPact Inc., a leading developer of dynamic case management and Business Process Management software solutions, has signed a 10-year lease that essentially doubles the size of its headquarters at 12901 Worldgate Drive. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120130/LA43872LOGO The new space, which is currently being designed by Bill London Design Group, builds on...

2009-11-16 13:30:00

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today the Commonwealth's support for The Ignite Institute, a unique non-profit collaborative enterprise, focused on translating innovations in personalized medicine into patient care. The Institute will be located in Fairfax County and has formed a major founding partnership with Virginia's Inova Health System. To date, the Institute has raised more than half of its five-year operating budget....

2008-11-12 12:00:00

An overwhelming majority of U.S. workers place a high value on technology in the workplace, so much so that almost 40 percent of employees across the labor force would consider changing jobs to work for an organization that is more committed to providing access to and training in the latest technology. In a just released national survey, commissioned by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA, www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org) and conducted by IPSOS Public Affairs, an...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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