Peraton chooses a new home for the corporate headquarters to mark the company's first major decision in its physical facility footprint review.
Peraton has chosen a new home for its headquarters in Reston, Virginia and plans to complete the relocation there from Herndon by September 2022.
That selection of Reston is the first major decision Peraton has made in a multi-year review of its overall physical facility footprint, the company said Thursday.
While only 3 miles from the current headquarters, Peraton sought closer proximity to the Metrorail Silver Line out of the new hub in Reston Town Center.
“2021 has been a year of transformational expansion for Peraton,” CEO Stu Shea said in a release.
Shea of course is referencing Peraton’s absorption of both Perspecta and the former Northrop Grumman IT services business in quick succession. The hard work of integrating all three big pieces is still ongoing for the now-$7 billion annual revenue entity with 19,000 employees.
In a more capability-focused move, Peraton also acquired the former Vion Corp. cloud services division in September.
Remaining in Northern Virginia from a headquarters standpoint keeps Peraton “close to our customers as well as a robust and diverse talent pipeline and supported by world-class resources and infrastructure,” Shea added.
Nearly 5,000 Peraton employees call the greater Washington, D.C. region home to represent nearly one-fifth of the company’s overall workforce. Three of Peraton’s nine business sectors will themselves call the new headquarters home.
The new site will also house a mission capability innovation center for employees to develop new tools, plus provide both physical and virtual working environments and access to the Peraton Labs research organization.
Peraton is not the only government contractor to choose Reston as its headquarters location. CACI International and General Dynamics also now do.
We also have to give a nod to the past, and Peraton’s past somewhat, by noting that the process of knocking down the 13600 EDS Drive building in Herndon has begun per this LinkedIn post.
EDS is the old Electronic Data Systems business that through a series of transactions, including the most recent one involving Perspecta, has ended up at Peraton.
What was Perspecta reportedly sold that property two years ago to a subsidiary of Amazon that plans to build a data center there.
As one chapter of history begins, another one or at least a physical representation of it ends.