Parsons relocating headquarters to Centreville

Parsons' Centreville office.

Parsons, a defense and infrastructure firm with more than 16,000 employees worldwide, will relocate its headquarters from Pasadena, Calif., to existing offices in Centreville.

The announcement follows key investments in the region focused on growth in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets, the company said in a statement Thursday.

“Our strategic actions over the past ten years, including acquisitions, have led to the Washington metropolitan area having Parsons’ largest concentration of employees worldwide,” said Chuck Harrington, company chairman and CEO.

The Washington capital region is headquarters for many of Parsons largest customers in the defense and intelligence markets.   

“Relocating to the Washington region puts us in closer proximity to many of our existing and potential clients, as well as key decision makers who influence policy and funding initiatives across our markets, particularly critical infrastructure” Harrington said. “Simply said, being in Northern Virginia gives us more opportunities to be in the right places, at the right times, with the right people driving the future of our markets.”

The Washington Business Journal notes that Parsons acquired Chantilly-based government technology contractor OGSystems in January and Polaris Alpha last spring.

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