Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that SecureTech360 LLC, a small, woman-owned and minority-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned cybersecurity and information technology consulting firm, will invest $155,000 to expand in Fairfax County and create 10 new jobs.
SecureTech360 will build its presence in the healthcare IT and cybersecurity field to provide secure, scalable, and equitable healthcare solutions and products. Its new service offerings will provide clients with patient-centric IP enabled healthcare, pharmaceutical, and ancillary services, powered by green technologies and cybersecurity.
The company is based at 6564 Loisdale Road in the Springfield area (Lee District) of Fairfax County. It is focusing on building a bridge between individuals from marginalized communities and provide access to opportunities in the healthcare IT and cybersecurity industry through innovation and training, said Principal CEO Quiana Gainey.
“Motivated by a desire to increase diverse representation in the healthcare IT and cybersecurity space, SecureTech360 is excited about the opportunity to create jobs in Virginia for underserved populations,” Gainey said. “Our hope is to educate and empower disenfranchised individuals who have systematically been left out of the industry while transforming the local economies in which SecureTech360 resides. One of the main reasons we love Fairfax County is because of the diversity and the people who reside in the area.”
SecureTech360, LLC modernizes technology and transforms the digital experience for its customers. Most clients are in the first-responder community, and the company has assisted in product offerings to help them navigate into secure cloud technology and scale operations for the future. SecureTech360 has doubled in size as a small business since its inception in 2010.
SecureTech 360 built “health tech pods” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pods can be used to expand hospitals or can be deployed in rural areas with limited access to healthcare. They incorporate a secure telemetry backbone to enhance the patient and provider experience.
“We are always gratified to help woman-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses grow their presence in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, and working with SecureTech360 is particularly gratifying because it is working to create opportunities in IT sectors for diverse populations,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA).
The company prides itself on community service and engagement. In 2020, SecureTech360 was awarded the Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award after staff dedicated more than 300 hours of volunteering and raising funds for various causes. The company was also recognized as the 2019 recipient of the Women’s Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.
SecureTech360 has donated more than $25,000 in scholarships monies to support local nonprofit organizations such as G.I.R.L, Project SheEO, UPO Inspire, Women Behind the Business and the United Negro College Fund. In 2018, SecureTech360 started MySecureKid – a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a global movement that educates, inspires and promotes online safety awareness for parents, educators and children.
SecureTech360 also began PRETTI with a Purpose, a scholarship program for 11th- and 12th-grade girls and college students interested in a degree in science, technology, engineering, health and math.
“I am delighted to see that Springfield and the Lee District have the kind of assets that SecureTech360 needs to grow and succeed, and I applaud the company for its emphasis on linking IT job opportunities with residents of marginalized communities,” said Fairfax County Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk (Lee District).
The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the project for Virginia, and will support SecureTech360’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.
“The recent growth of SecureTech360 is the perfect illustration of how businesses of all sizes can thrive in our Commonwealth,” Northam said. “Access to healthcare and medical records has never been more important, and SecureTech360 is at the forefront of streamlining these services to help address present and future needs. We take pride in having this company as one of our partners, and we look forward to its continued success in Fairfax County.”
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
April 14, 2021
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