DXC moves HQ to Ashburn, shifts to ‘virtual first’ – Virginia Business

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Smaller office will be designed for fewer on-site employees


September 29, 2021




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Robyn Sidersky


DXC’s Ashburn headquarters. Courtesy DXC

Fortune 500 IT services company DXC Technology is leaving Tysons for a smaller headquarters in Ashburn in November, the company announced this week.

DXC’s new 10,000-square-foot building is located at One Loudoun in Ashburn.

The new corporate headquarters will reflect the shift to a virtual-first mentality. Employees can work from anywhere and use the office as more of a place to come together. It’s designed around collaboration, executives say.

DXC started thinking about being virtual-first before the pandemic, said Chris Drumgoole, DXC’s chief operating officer.

“As I joined just under two years ago…we were really stepping back and saying, ‘Hey, what do we want the future of the company to be and how do we want to attract talent, what do we think our footprint should be environmentally, kind of like the big picture. We’re a technology company at heart and can we act like one?’” Drumgoole said Wednesday in an interview with Virginia Business.

It’s almost entirely meeting and conference space, with offices for key executive officers.

“We are reimagining our new local corporate office in Ashburn to be a modern, open, and inspiring workplace to foster both in-office and remote collaboration among colleagues, and with customers, while providing multiple activity-based spaces and state-of-the-art technology and meeting rooms,” DXC spokesman Rich Adamonis said in a statement.

DXC has several hundred employees in the greater Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia area; some will work on site and others will have access when needed. Fewer will work there on a permanent basis.

“Over the past two years, as we looked at ways to improve employee engagement and experience, we have moved to a virtual first environment locally and globally,” Adamonis said in a statement. “Today, approximately 99% of DXC’s global workforce is equipped to work virtual first.  Ours is a now largely distributed, remote workplace where our people throughout the world are enabled to work remotely and flexibly and, when needed, to access purpose-built offices—whatever best fits their needs.”

DXC has more than 130,000 employees worldwide.

The company was founded in 2017 after the merger of Computer Science Corp. and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Corp. In October 2020, DXC finalized the sale of its health business to Veritas Capital for $5 billion, which the company planned to use to reduce its debt by about $3.5 billion. Last week, DXC completed its refinancing actions, according to a news release from the company.

In fiscal 2021, the company had $17.7 billion in revenue.

In August, DXC promoted Drumgoole to executive vice president and chief operating officer. That change came about a year after a major leadership overhaul across the company.

Earlier this year, DXC turned down an unsolicited and non-binding offer from a French company to buy all of its shares.

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