Rising Technology Leader Transforming Federal Contracting and Technology
ARLINGTON, VA — Today, ByteCubed officially opened the doors to its new headquarters at 2231 Crystal Drive. ByteCubed’s Founder, Ahmad Ishaq, and Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Martinez, were joined by Vornado/Charles E. Smith President Mitchell Schear, Arlington County Board Chair, Libby Garvey, and area business leaders to commemorate the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the company’s new space.
ByteCubed is a high-impact government consulting firm that prides itself on responding to the global mandate to make government processes more efficient through innovative technology solutions. The company specializes in reimagining and replacing government systems. This approach transforms the way clients can distill data into valuable insights, reduce the costs for storing data, and provide increased mobility and security for clients’ information.
“ByteCubed is an industry leader that’s disrupting the way government does tech,” said the company’s Founder, Ahmad Ishaq. “Our focus isn’t on solving a single problem, it’s on revolutionizing the entire chain of how agencies source, procure, and integrate goods and services – with transparency and efficiency. Our new headquarters is a milestone that positions us to achieve this and more.”
Founded in 2011, ByteCubed was built on the premise of addressing problems or existing gaps in the government. In the span of five years, the company has grown from a two-person operation to over one hundred employees. ByteCubed was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the region by the Arlington Economic Development Commission and as a Best Place to Work by Virginia Business Magazine.
“ByteCubed is an example of a tech-focused business that will be an important part of bringing innovation to the federal government,” said Virginia Senator Mark Warner. “The process of how agencies source, procure, and integrate goods and services has lagged in its modernization. ByteCubed will help the government make smarter purchases.”
Crystal City is a natural habitat for ByteCubed’s “think outside-the-box” approach to government contracting. Not only is it just minutes from the Pentagon, where ByteCubed expanded its portfolio last year to include contracts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, but the area is quickly being recognized as a hub to some of the most dynamic and creative companies in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. With the area’s concentration on corporate and government entities that are focused on various initiatives including defense, cyber and aerospace, Crystal City was an ideal location for ByteCubed to establish its headquarters.
“Crystal City has become an ecosystem that inspires creative aspirations. ByteCubed is a perfect fit for the growing tech community we have here,” said Mitchell N. Schear, President of Vornado/Charles E. Smith.
The new headquarters reflects the creative atmosphere of Crystal City. The office is approximately 17,000 square feet, and is equipped with an array of high-end, state-of-the-art technology to provide employees with the best tools available. From fully stocked kitchens offering healthy snacks and beverages to a variety of workspace options including open desks, private offices, a library and media area, the space was designed to foster innovation and collaboration.
The space will serve not only as a headquarters for the company but also as a platform to provide the community with industry events, including meet-ups and hack-a-thons, meant to help discover new talent, inspire employees, and contribute to the tech community. The space is also home to ByteCubed’s sister company, Beyond 3, a first of its kind incubator/accelerator that translates innovation funding into critical technology.
“We think Silicon Valley is a great place, but we firmly believe that the best innovators in the country are right here in the Washington metro area,” said Mr. Martinez, CEO. “This is an incredibly diverse, technologically-fluent workforce that is focused on solving world challenges. ByteCubed’s mission is all about bringing that talent to bear.”.
ByteCubed’s move to Crystal City was facilitated by Dan Kleuger and Chilton Griffin of The Tenant Agency, and the new office space was designed by architects Emily Macht and Nathan Ferrance of HKS.
For more information on ByteCubed, contact Ashley Scott, Director of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.