Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 16, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel, | Excivity: Matthew Ramsey, (571) 267-4300,

Governor Northam Announces 45 New Jobs in Fairfax County

Excivity to expand software operation

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Excivity, a developer of custom software and hardware technologies, will invest approximately $392,000 to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The company will add 7,000 square feet of office space to support its growing technology development business line, as well as additional software developers, quality assurance specialists, and DevOps gurus. The project will create 45 new jobs.

“The Commonwealth prides itself on being a prime environment for the booming technology industry, and Excivity is a great example of what cutting-edge companies can achieve in Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “Ten years since its founding, this young company is more than doubling its team with this expansion, which is a powerful testament to Fairfax County’s strong talent pool and business climate that fosters growth.”

Excivity creates and deploys mission-enabling technologies, including specialized security applications and situational awareness toolsets. The company builds software and hardware, performs assessments and security reviews of technology, advises clients on securely implementing technology, performs advanced cyber investigations, and provides unique cybersecurity training for travelers into high technical threat environments. Excivity makes missions happen by innovating, breaking, building, and teaching.

“Excivity is an impressive entrepreneurial success story for Fairfax County and Virginia, and we are honored the company will continue its critical work in the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Creating well-paid, 21st-century jobs is essential to a stronger Virginia economy, and we thank Excivity for contributing to our efforts.”

“Northern Virginia and our proximity to the DC Metro area are both key factors enabling Excivity’s success,” said Matthew Ramsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excivity. “We operate in a region heavily focused on creating security-focused technologies for unique missions, and our expertise in technology development and cybersecurity is directly applicable to many entities in the area.”  

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) will support Excivity’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for its citizens.

“I am delighted to see Excivity growing in Fairfax County because its work in software and hardware, applications, investigations, and training illustrates just how the deep the cyber- and security-related cluster is here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “More than a quarter of people employed in Fairfax County work in technology jobs, and this is a company that can take full advantage of the highly skilled workforce we have in the county and throughout the Washington region.”

“I am excited to see Excivity reinvesting in the 33rd District and the Dulles technology corridor,” said State Senator Jennifer Wexton. “Innovative companies like Excivity recognize that Northern Virginia is a great place for their employees and their businesses to thrive.”

“Congratulations to Excivity on its expansion in our community,” said Delegate Jennifer Boysko. “Companies like Excivity, whose name reflects its commitment to both excellence and creativity is a great fit in our diverse, welcoming and highly educated community. We are thrilled to have them here in the 86th District in the heart of the Dulles technology corridor.”

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