Two Six Labs, LLC, a cybersecurity and IT company that develops applications for problem solving in the field, will invest $3.4 million to relocate to a new office and expand its corporate headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia.
Two Six Labs will receive funding from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) to support the recruitment and training of 87 new employees who will specialize in machine/deep learning, distributed computing, vulnerability research, and reverse engineering at the new facility.
“These are exciting times at Two Six Labs, and we are proud to expand our headquarters in the Ballston corridor of Arlington, Virginia,” said President & CEO of Two Six Labs Chris Greamo. “Working closely with our partners and customers, our team of scientists and engineers in Arlington will continue to focus on solving some of the most difficult challenges facing national and homeland security. We have appreciated the opportunity to partner with the Commonwealth and Arlington County to lay the foundation for Two Six Labs’ bright future at this location.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Arlington County to secure the project for Virginia. Funding and services to support Two Six Labs’ employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for its citizens.
“Two Six Labs’ decision to expand its team will result in 87 new jobs in Virginia’s thriving cybersecurity industry, empowering employees with 21st century skills and contributing to the competitiveness of the Arlington workforce,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Recognized as the nation’s Cyber Capital, Northern Virginia is a hub for pioneering intelligence firms such as Two Six Labs. We look forward to the company’s next chapter in Arlington County and thank Two Six Labs for reinvesting in the Commonwealth.”
“Virginia has emerged as a national leader in cybersecurity and cutting-edge technology, and we are thrilled that an innovative cybersecurity company like Two Six Labs has chosen Arlington County as the site of its multi-million-dollar investment and will more than double its workforce in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “Creating quality jobs in high-growth sectors is one of my top priorities as Governor, and expansions such as this one demonstrate that our efforts are having a positive impact.”
“The rapid growth of Two Six Labs is a testament to the dynamic tech innovation that is happening in Arlington County,” said Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol. “We are thrilled that Two Six Labs is continuing its expansion in our community, and that this cutting-edge company can take advantage of our highly skilled talent as it grows its workforce. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Two Six Labs as the company continues to thrive here in Arlington.”