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TOL PR 2016-04-25 KDM Systems HUBZone certification Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg-based KDM Systems, Inc. Receives HUBZone Certification Leesburg, VA (April 25, 2016) – KDM Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advisory services and technology products to the U.S. Government, recently secured certification under the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) program. Founded in 2002, KDM’s capabilities include spacecraft lifecycle support, modeling and simulation, precision location, systems engineering, network technology and wireless solutions. KDM is located in the Mason Enterprise Center – Leesburg in downtown Leesburg and has additional offices in southern California and Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit www.kdmsystems.com. KDM’s President, Dr. Keith Hathaway noted, “We are poised as a company with significant technical depth and many years of experience in the Intelligence Community and government contracting world. This HUBZone certification allows KDM to grow to our full potential as a leading small business government contractor. We are excited to watch KDM’s success continue on into the future.” “KDM’s certification is representative of the growth and productivity of businesses in the Leesburg HUBZone,” said Kindra Harvey, Leesburg’s Business Development Manager. “It is exciting to see businesses, here in our Town, who actively seek a certification primarily focused on giving back to the community. We are proud of all of the Leesburg companies who have earned their HUBZone certifications.” The HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) program was created in 1997 to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas. Certified HUBZone businesses receive competitive advantages and price preferences when vying for federal contracts. To be certified, a business must have its primary office location in a HUBZone, must be a small business by SBA standards, must be 51% American-owned and 35% of its employees must live in a HUBZone. The Leesburg HUBZone is the first, and only, HUBZone in Loudoun County. For more information, please visit www.leesburgva.gov/hubzone. # # #