The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has revealed its 2023 NVTC Tech100 honorees, recognizing companies, executives, and emerging leaders shaping innovation and contributing to economic growth in the National Capital Region’s technology community. Among the 61 tech companies honored, U.S. defense contractors such as Accenture Federal Services, ASRC Federal, Booz Allen, GDIT, ICF, IntelliDyne, ManTech, Noblis, Peraton, Siemens Government Technologies, and Two Six Technologies are noted as technology leaders on the annual list. The honorees, spanning various tech sectors, will be celebrated at the NVTC Tech100 event themed “A Night at the AI Art Museum” on December 12 in Tysons Corner.

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Empower AI, formerly NCI Information Systems, has secured a new contract worth $27 million to support the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command’s Fort Huachuca Engineering Directorate. The task order falls under ISEC’s Total Engineering and Integration Services IV contract, covering more than 60 locations in South Korea. The contract involves providing IT services and engineering support, including optimizing the Army Transport Edge (ATE) network infrastructure, implementing an out-of-band management network, and integrating legacy networks into the ATE network. Empower AI expressed pride in its longstanding partnership with the U.S. Army, spanning over three decades, and emphasized its commitment to supporting Army missions across the Korean peninsula.

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Raytheon, a business under RTX, has secured a $15 million, four-year contract from DARPA to enhance the electronic capability of radio frequency sensors using high-power-density Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors. The improved transistors aim to achieve 16 times higher output power than traditional GaN without an increase in operating temperature. As a leading manufacturer of military-grade GaN, Raytheon’s advancements in semiconductor technology, supported by partners like the Naval Research Laboratory and Stanford University, promise enhanced range and radar resource management for radar systems. The project falls under DARPA’s THREADS program, focusing on Technologies for Heat Removal in Electronics at the Device Scale.

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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.