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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Virginia and its information technology agency over the state's attempt to end a 13- year contract.

Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the aerospace and defense company filed the lawsuit Friday, seeking damages of more than $10 million. The lawsuit alleges the state sabotaged a settlement reached with officials in Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy says the lawsuit is without merit and the governor is disappointed in Northrop Grumman's performance.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to host an event for the United Negro College Fund.

The fund's Washington-area office is holding the Virginia Governor's Luncheon on Tuesday in Arlington for business, civil and education leaders.

The goal of the luncheon is to increase diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

The UNCF says it is reaching out to the Northern Virginia business community to stress the need for increased diversity in growing industries such as health care, financial services and information technology.

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The New York publisher Conde’ Nast just slashed 30 workers from its employment rolls in Wilmington.

The office handled work ranging from accounting and payroll to human resources and information technology.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that 15 of the jobs were eliminated with the rest being out-sourced to Costa Rica.

Some of the jobs will be phased-out late this year.

Last year the company cut its presence leaving behind its data center near Glasgow.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has named a new secretary of the Maryland Department of Information Technology.

The governor announced Thursday that Isabel FitzGerald will lead the department.

FitzGerald has been the deputy secretary for operations at the Maryland Department of Human Resources since 2012.

The information technology department buys and manages all telecommunications devices and systems used by state agencies.