By Carten Cordell | Virginia Statehouse News
ALEXANDRIA — Gov. Bob McDonnell
announced Thursday that government and defense services company Engility Corp.
will make its headquarters in Fairfax County
Engility, a spin-off of defense company L-3 Communications
, provides a number of services, including systems engineering and technical assistance, or SETA, as well as training and operational support for U.S. government agencies, civil and international customers.
The move will result in 50 jobs for Virginia, which was in competition with Maryland for the bid. Virginia officials secured Engility’s commitment after McDonnell’s recent marketing trip to New York and Canada.
“Engility joins the other impressive companies that call Fairfax County home, and I am confident that the locality's strong professional workforce, favorable tax structure and proximity to the Department of Defense will enable the company to thrive in the Commonwealth," McDonnell said in a statement.