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<lst>Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax will host Vicki Anderson, an independent consultant with Weekenders Clothing and Arbonne International, speaking on "Wardrobing" at its monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For information and reservations call Elyse Galik at 703-652-8364.

Freddie Mac joined with Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), CVS Pharmacy, Bank of America and Mount Lebanon Baptist Church to announce a Workforce Home Benefit initiative . The initiative is the first Freddie Mac Workforce Home Benefit effort to be launched with a national retailer — CVS Pharmacy — and is also the first in Washington, D.C.

The effort, called Prescriptions for Homeownership, will offer a variety of home buying resources to CVS's 1,000 employees in D.C., including special loan products with flexible features, down payment and closing cost assistance and financial literacy/homebuyer education. Employees must be employed at CVS for two years in good standing before they can take advantage of the program benefits; however, pharmacists and management-level employees are eligible upon hire. Participation will also require three years of continued employment. To prepare more CVS employees for the challenges of homeownership, Mount Lebanon Baptist Church will conduct financial literacy and homebuyer education workshops at local CVS training centers, using Freddie Mac's CreditSmart curriculum.

Michael A. Tiemann has joined Booz Allen Hamilton to lead and further expand Booz Allen’s IT strategy, innovation and management service areas. Tiemann joins Booz Allen after recently serving as the Enterprise Architecture Practice Manager of AT&T’s Government Solutions Division.

Booz Allen Hamilton announced Vice President Mitch Rosenbleeth has been elected to the Board of Directions of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) IT Services Division. Rosenbleeth has over 16 years of professional experience in the development and implementation of business, operations and technology strategies with particlar emphasis in manufacturing, consumer products, and media.

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a task order under the Network Centric Solutions program to integrate the U.S. Air Force's telephone and network operations, which will equip the Air Force with an enterprise-wide system for managing telecommunications.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector will provide commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software to establish a telecommunications-management system for more than 100 Air Force locations worldwide. The system will consolidate the Air Force's multiple voice-network systems and migrate the data from these systems into one centralized, expandable and automated computer-based management system.

The task order is valued at approximately $19 million through December 2006. Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in McLean.

CB Richard Ellis announced that it arranged the sale of a 67,500 square-foot office building located at 7601 Lewinsville Road, McLean. The buyer, T&M Venture II, LLC of Reston, purchased the building for $13.5 million. The seller was Lewinsville Investors, LP, a company affiliated with BPG Properties Ltd. of Yardley, Pa. CBRE’s Bill Prutting was the sole broker in the transaction.

A 16-screen AMC Megaplex movie theatre will be center stage at Tysons Corner Center this fall as part of the mall’s expansion Grand Opening on Friday, Sept. 30. The new theatre will feature stadium seating, digital sound, AMC’s LoveSeat-style seats, automated ticketing, and several other amenities.