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Analysis: Northrop Grumman follows the money to D.C.

One of the government's biggest contractors has decided that its top managers and staff need to be closer to their biggest customer. A year from now, Northrop Grumman's corporate headquarters will move from California to the Washington, D.C. area. Observers say its strictly a matter of business.

Tags: contracting , management , Northrop Grumman , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Stifel Nicolaus , Troy Lahr , Matt Erskine , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/07/2010, 06:41am EST

Government shutdown would hit local economy hard

The Greater Washington Board of Trade says businesses need to prepare for how a shutdown could affect their revenue and advertising campaigns.

Tags: Jim Dinegar , federal shutdown , retail , restaurants , Michelle Basch

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 12:19am EST

Metro may reach outside transit circles for new GM

While Metro Board members have remained very tight-lipped about actual names of candidates, a Metro source tells WTOP the list of finalists being put together includes a candidate or candidates from outside the realm of public transit.

Tags: WMATA , Metro , public transportation , Jeff McKay , Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments , Peter Benjamin , Richard Sarles , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:07am EST

Report recommends big changes at Metro

Is Metro in need of a major shakeup? A new report says there's plenty to change at the transit agency.

Tags: Metro , Metro Board , Metro General Manager , Council of Governments , Jim Dinegar , David Robertson , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 05:20pm EST

51 percent say commutes same as 2 years ago

Thirty-three percent of Northern Virginians and 31 percent of Marylanders surveyed say they are spending more time on the road.

Tags: commute , Sprawl and Crawl , Kate Ryan , Colleen Kelleher , traffic , Transportation

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 09:26am EDT

Metro goes under greater scrutiny

Management, communications and decision making by the region's mass transit system will go under the microscope.

Tags: WMATA , Sprawl & Crawl , Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments , Jim Dinegar

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 11:05am EDT

Summit shuts down portions of major roads

See a map of the affected downtown area and find out what streets are affected.

Tags: Nuclear Security Summit , Barack Obama , Metro , D.C. Department of Transportation

Monday - 04/05/2010, 04:28pm EDT

Nuclear summit will cause massive gridlock in D.C.

Nearly 50 heads of state will be in the nation's capital for a Nuclear Security Summit that's scheduled to take place April 12 and 13. It's expected to be one of the largest gatherings of heads of state in history.

Tags: Nuclear Security Summit , gridlock , traffic congestion , heads of state , national security , Mount Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center , Metro , D.C. traffic

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 09:05pm EDT

Stimulus funds benefit DC-based feds

When you get past the national headlines, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is about helping people at the state and local level hurt by the national economic downturn. On Tuesday, the Greater Washington Board of Trade heard from White House advisors and Federal agency managers who came to help business leaders get their local share of the federal stimulus program.

Tags: newsstand , stimulus , Ed DeSeve , Paul Prouty , GSA , Barbara Reese , Virginia

Tuesday - 07/21/2009, 07:21pm EDT