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The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce will hold its Redskins Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Reston Town Center will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Talk with past and present players about the season and the possibility of playoffs. Cost is $40 for members; $50 for non-members. Sponsorships range from $500-$1,000. Register online for chamber events at www.restonchamber.org. Call 703-707-9045.

The Northern Virginia WAHMfest, the Work-At-Home Moms Expo, will host its first Holiday Extravaganza and Opportunity Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 1-5 p.m. at the Executive Conference and Training Center, 22685 Holiday Park Drive, Dulles, Va. About 30 exhibitors are expected at the Holiday Extravaganza showing their wares and offering information. Admission is free and children are welcome. Additional information and directions are available at www.wahmfest.org/nova/holidayshop.html, by calling 703-926-8576 or by e-mailing Henry at execdir@wahmfest.org.

High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTi) has won a $225,706 contract from the U.S. Army's Project Manager for Future Combat System (FCS). The award expands the Reston-based company's work in program management and requirements engineering for advanced military systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Mission Systems sector in Reston has been awarded two prime and two subcontractor contracts totaling $260 million to support development of the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program.

The lead systems integrator team of The Boeing Company and Science Applications International Corporation selected the

Mission Systems sector as prime contractor on the Logistics Decision Support System and the Network Management System. The sector also will support Honeywell International on the Platform Soldier Mission Readiness System and Austin Information Services as a subcontractor on the Situation Understanding program.

FCS is a networked "system of systems" that will use advanced communication technologies to link 18 manned and unmanned ground and

airborne platforms and sensors. Mission Systems is one of four company sectors working on the Department of Defense initiative to transform

the Army into a more agile force capable of going anywhere with enough power to overcome any adversary.

The FCS contracts awarded to the company as a whole could exceed $450 million, making Northrop Grumman the top contractor on the project.