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Zel Technologies LLC

Zel Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, operates as a professional services and information systems company in the United States and internationally. It delivers systems engineering and process, analytical and technical support, intelligence and program management, and professional solutions and services to the Department of Defense; NASA; the Intelligence Community; and federal, state, and local homeland security activities. The company develops and integrates air and space battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; and visualization solutions to access and display relevant data, facilitate collaboration and production, and enable decision making. It also provides information technology services, including design, development, integration, and maintenance; administrative management and general management; operating advice and assistance on administrative management issues, including strategic and organizational planning, and asset/records management; expert advice, guidance, and counseling, including studies, analyses, reports, strategic planning, process and productivity improvement, systems alignment, leadership systems, organizational assessments, performance measures/indicators, and program audits/evaluations; program integration and project management services; operational/mission oriented management consulting services; and scientific and technical consulting services. In addition, the company involves in database design/management, exercise/demonstration support, information management/assurance, testing, program management, systems administration/analysis/engineering/integration, visualization solutions, software, and research/development activities.

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Privately held



Under $100 million

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Dana Priest

Investigative reporter Dana Priest has been The Washington Post's intelligence, Pentagon and health-care reporter. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. She is author of the 2003 book, "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America's Military, (W.W. Norton).

William M. Arkin

William M. Arkin has been a columnist and reporter with The Washington Post and since 1998. He has worked on the subject of government secrecy and national security affairs for more than 30 years. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books about the U.S. military and national security.

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Stephanie Clark, Ben de la Cruz, Kat Downs, Dan Drinkard, Anne Ferguson-Rohrer, Justin Ferrell, David Finkel, Jennifer Jenkins, Robert Kaiser, Laris Karklis, Jacqueline Kazil, Lauren Keane, Todd Lindeman, Greg Manifold, Jennifer Morehead, Bonnie Jo Mount, Larry Nista, Ryan O’Neil, Sarah Sampsel, Whitney Shefte, Laura Stanton, Julie Tate, Doris Truong, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Michael Williamson, Karen Yourish, Amanda Zamora.

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