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ITT Exelis' Saratoga vehicle on display at an Army convention. (Jeffrey MacMillan/Capital Business)

Public companies and financial services

ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis specializes in electronics and communications equipment such as radios, as well as technical services such as cybersecurity and intelligence offerings. In 2011, the company became an independent public company, splitting off from parent company ITT. As part of the split, Exelis opted to expand in its Tysons Corner headquarters and to take on its new name (the ITT piece will eventually be dropped), along with a new orange color scheme and logo.

Trivia

The original International Telephone & Telegraph was created in 1920 by two brothers named Sosthenes and Hernand Behn who set out to build the first worldwide system of interconnected telephone lines.

1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1700

McLean Va., 22012

703-790-6300

http://www.exelisinc.com

Founded: 2011

President and CEO: David F. Melcher

Revenue: $5,891,000

Assets: $4,295,000

Employees (local): 21,000 (674)

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