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Volunteer Opportunity with K-12 Students and STEM

Recently, Navstar became a member company of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia.

As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region.

NVTC has challenged member companies like Navstar to commit a total of 10,000 volunteer hours in the coming school year to support students and teachers in the K-12 pipeline through SySTEMic Solutions and the Equal Footing Foundation (EFF), the charitable arm of NVTC.

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Steve Backof Joins Navstar!

Steve Backof, formerly of Lockheed Martin Corporation, will be joining Navstar Inc. in April 2014, to lead special projects and collaborate with executive management in the areas of program execution and new business growth.

Navstar, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a cleared IT services and solutions provider, primarily serving the US Intelligence Community and Federal Sector.

“Since 1999, Navstar has built a reputation for excellence, responsiveness and cost competitiveness within the US Intelligence Community, by putting customers first, going the extra mile for employees and investing in our people and processes. Navstar has a proven track record of successfully delivering mission IT services, both as a teaming partner to large primes and as a prime contractor to the US Government. We’re very pleased to be able to add someone of Steve’s caliber to our team,” said Joanna Alexis, founder, president and chief executive officer of Navstar.

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Navstar Inc. Announced as a 2014 Helios Apollo Award Finalist

Navstar Inc. has announced that it has been named a finalist for the Helios Apollo Awards. Navstar is one of 5 finalists in the Thio category, which is based on employee size. The finalists, selected from a pool of nearly 200 nominations, represent organizations from the Washington, DC metropolitan area that promote employee development as part of their culture.

Navstar was selected by a panel of independent judges for the innovation and impact of their employee development programs as they relate to engagement, growth and community service.

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Navstar Loves Our Veterans!

From Aug 2012 through Aug 2013, Navstar had a Veterans hiring goal of 7%, based on size guidelines from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/).

In reality over 28% of Navstar new hires during this timeframe were Veterans, and our total company headcount from August 2012 – August 2013 had a Veterans population of 17.65% – far exceeding our target of 7%.

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