Stu Shea: Virginia 500 2023

Virginia Business

August 30, 2023

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A fixture in the national security industry, Shea has led the expansion of a 6-year-old private company into a major defense contractor through a series of acquisitions, including the 2021 purchase of Northrop Grumman’s federal IT and mission support services business.

The growing company recently moved its headquarters from Herndon to Reston, which serves as a hub for 5,000 of the company’s 19,000 employees. In December, Peraton won a $2.25 billion contract from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

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