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MedStar Health has notified the state that it plans to lay off 24 employees at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, effective Jan. 31.

The Columbia-based medical system also plans to lay off about 100 other employees at facilities in Baltimore, according to a filing with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

The reductions are expected to be in facilities management and related real estate services at the hospitals. MedStar recently hired CBRE Group, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate and investment firm, to manage those facilities.

Bethesda-based RLJ Equity Partners agreed to buy Naylor LLC, a Gainesville, Fla., business and communications firm focusing on associations. Terms were not disclosed.

Bethesda information technology company InfoZen has won a contract extension worth up to $10.6 million from the Transportation Security Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The extension is through late February with one-month options that could extend it to late May.

The contract provides operations and maintenance support of data centers in Annapolis Junction, Arlington, Va., and Colorado Springs.

Rockville-based Mayorga Coffee is partnering with the Fabretto Foundation and Cinco de Junio cooperative to help farmers in Las Sabanas, Nicaragua, plant and market chia seed.

Mayorga is financing the seeds, planting and other costs, along with purchasing the chia harvest. The company hopes that the estimated 40,000 pounds of chia will be ready for distribution by mid-February.