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Northern Virginia Technology Council continues its Presidential Series with a keynote presentation by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a special breakfast event on Friday, Sept. 21, 7-7:45 a.m. registration & networking, 8-9:15 a.m. program at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. Members: $75, non-members: $105. Visit

Digital Media and Emerging Legal Challenges: join the Northern Virginia Technology Council General Counsel & New Media Committees and Federal Communications Bar Association for a discussion about the legal and business issues facing emerging and existing business in dealing with digital media.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. registration & networking, 8-9:30 a.m. program at The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. Members: $45, non-member: $75. Visit

What are the advances in sales that have shaped the current sales environment and what are ways to prepare for the sales future? Join the Northern Virginia Technology Council Business Development, Sales and Marketing Committee for the third annual Sales Workshop. The presenters have worked with thousands of sales professionals and will share ways to improve the sales future. Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30 a.m. registration & networking, 8-11:30 a.m. program; Ernst & Young, 8484 Westpark Drive, second floor, McLean. Members: $75, non-members: $ 110. Visit

How Five Super Tech Trends Will Affect You and Your Business: A panel of regional experts with the Northern Virginia Technology Council will address the five "hot and emerging" tech clusters in the region. Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. registration & networking, 8-9:30 a.m. program at Oracle, 1910 Oracle Way, Reston. Members: $45, non-member: $75. Visit

Goodman & Company is pleased to announce the recent hire of Lauren E. Filogamo as an associate in the Tysons Corner Office, effective July 30.

Filogamo is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. Before joining Goodman & Company, Filogamo worked as a finance intern and was also Student Chairperson for the St. Paul Finance Committee in Bloomington, Ind.

G&B Solutions, Inc., of McLean was honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Procurement and Property Management as the Woman Owned Business Contractor of the Year. G&B Solutions President Linda K. Berdine and Chief Operating Officer Dondie McNickle received the award at the USDA Small Business and AbilityOne Awards Program ceremony held yesterday at the USDA Whitten Building in Washington, DC. G&B was nominated for this award by its customers at the National Information Technology Center, where G&B analyzes, designs, develops, documents, and maintains a variety of applications for multiple agencies.

International Data Group’s Computerworld has named the MITRE Corporation to its "Best Places to Work in IT" list for the third year in a row, ranking MITRE fifth on the list of 100 companies. In addition, MITRE ranked third on Computerworld’s list of the 10 Best Places for Training. Selection is based on a comprehensive survey of each organization's benefits, diversity, career development, training, and retention, as well as feedback from employees.

Computerworld commended MITRE, which has a principal location in McLean, for its work/life balance programs — which include flextime, teleworking, part-time employment, and job sharing — and its summer hours program that encourages managers not to schedule business meetings on Friday afternoons. Computerworld also gave MITRE high marks for welcoming employee feedback and soliciting it through an employee forum, employee surveys, the Gallup Q-12 Survey, and executive lunches.