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Kaine To Announce New Corporate HQ in Tysons

Amy Gardner

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) is expected to announce next week the relocation of Science Applications International Corp.'s corporate headquarters from San Diego to Tysons Corner, several sources said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations, several government and business leaders said the move would bring more than 1,000 high-paying jobs to SAIC's existing Tysons operations.

In an interview today, Kaine would say only that he will make a major economic announcement next week.

SAIC, one of the region's largest federal contractors, employs 45,000 around the world, including roughly 16,000 in the Washington region. In Tysons, SAIC occupies a building on Leesburg Pike in front of a future Metro station on the Silver Line, which is under construction from Arlington to Dulles International Airport.

With the addition of so many new employees in Tysons, SAIC could become a cornerstone of planned redevelopment there.

An SAIC spokeswoman did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.

By Amy Gardner  |  September 16, 2009; 3:48 PM ET
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Oh yeah....another greedy dumb corporation increases urban sprawl in our metropolitan area.......why not relocate into DC over in the NoMass area(I HATE that name, though)where their employees can have far better mass transit options.....well, I guess we cannot expect too much from a California-based company, now re-basing themselves in Virginia.....until recently, most of those CA cities (save San Francisco) planned nothing and just let development run unabated....most of Virginia seems to have the same mind set (save Arlington and Alexandria)....

Posted by: jsabol | September 16, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

SAIC is not a greedy dumb corporation. It makes sense for them to move from CA to VA when the majority of there large projects are in the DC area. They already own the buildings they are moving into. Besides it is right next to the new metro so employees will have easy access to it. There is no sense for companies that have more business in DC to build new buildings further out from DC when they have existing ones they can use.

Posted by: Jim-Fairfax | September 17, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

SAIC doesn't qualify as a "greedy dumb corporation". Being a Fortune 500 company proves there's nothing "dumb" about the people who worked hard to get it there. As for the "greedy" part, as an alumnus, I can only point to the "new and improved" board of directors who have forgotten how this company started. It is sad that hundreds of people will be out of work...again...because someone forgot. SAIC is in business for money, yes. What business isn't? But for a long while, it used to be a company that fostered the value of each contributing employee and everyone had a share in its success, no matter how great or small, which everyone can take pride in. Not anymore.

Posted by: alumnus | September 21, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

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