An Ellicott City IT firm has been awarded a five-year, $139 million contract to provide development operations support to a Department of Defense intelligence agency. Veteran-owned Data Computer Corp. of America will provide IT and cyber support for Signals Intelligence, a branch of military intelligence under the National Security Agency. The agency focuses on monitoring, intercepting and interpreting radio signals and radar signals. Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.
Mayor to Introduce Tax-And-Regulate Bill for Legal Weed in D.C. Next Year
Two top D.C. elected officials say they will work to overturn current restrictions on the sale of recreational marijuana in the District by taking advantage of the Democrats’ new House majority in 2019. At a post-election press conference, Mayor Muriel Bowser said she would introduce a “tax-and-regulate” bill for legal weed to the D.C. Council next year. She did not provide specifics about what the proposal would include, but called the status quo in the District—where it is legal to possess and consume small amounts of recreational pot, yet not buy it—“untenable.” Read more at Curbed DC.
RegenxBio Relocates to New Facility
Rockville-based RegenxBio Inc. is on the move — to a site about 300 yards from its current home. But the distance isn’t as significant as the lease itself: 132,000 square feet in a new 175,000-square-foot building for a corporate, research and development, and manufacturing headquarters. RegenxBio, now with between 150 and 200 employees spread across about five locations within a small radius, will move all of them to the new Rockville site expected to deliver in 2020. Read more at the Washington Business Journal.
Record Month for Maryland Casinos
Maryland’s six casinos generated a record $158 million in gaming revenue in October, and business was booming at MGM National Harbor. MGM National Harbor, which will mark its second anniversary next month, generated $73.4 million in October gaming revenue, up more than 41 percent from October 2017. MGM also accounted for 46 percent of the October gaming revenue generated by all six casinos. Read more at Washington’s Top News.