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Army Alliance Newsflash: September 6, 2017

Armed Robots Fight Alongside Soldiers at National Guard Exercise

New Analytics Tool Could Help Military Leaders

Synthetic biology, biosecurity expert addresses Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Army researchers mentor students at robotics event

Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program


APG Tech (R)evolution Exhibit opening reception, September 7, 2017, 1-5PM, Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College.

Bel Air Branch, Harford County Public Library  Fall Exhibition Opening, September 11, 2017:  APG as Catalyst:  Harford County's Changing Landscape, through October 22

Havre de Grace Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday, September 11, 2017 at 3:30PM at Concord Point Park in HdG.  All are welcome to attend.

Northeastern Maryland Technology Council’s (NMTC’s) 25th Anniversary Celebration!  Join us on September 14, 2017, 5-9pm for an evening savoring fine wine, bourbon, and cigars, with lavish Cuisine while enjoying the company of friends, associates and customers, in a stunning, unique setting: La Banque de Fleuve at the Seaplane Base (321 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, MD).  Join your friends and stroll the dock, feel the summer breeze overlooking the water, while listening to good music selections provided by Martine, Music, More.  Register Here.

Grace Hopper Living History Presentation, September 14, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College.

Thunder on the Beach: The U.S. Army Proving Ground, A presentation on the history of Sandy Hook Proving Ground, the precursor of APG, September 14, 2017, 6:30-7:30PM, Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Harford County Office of Economic Development has invited a panel of business experts to provide  FREE advice and counseling to business leaders on September 19, 2017, 6:00PM to 8PM at the GroundFloor, 2021G Pulaski Hwy, Havre de Grace.  As part of the Small Business Financial Series, participants can talk to a B.A.I.L. team with a Banker, Accountant, Insurance Agent, and Lawyer  Click here to register

APG Octoberfest will be held September 28, 29 and 30, 2017 at APG North, Shine Sports Field, Aberdeen Blvd and Springfield Street.  There will be a Festhalle with German Performers, German Food, Local craft beers, Saturday Nite FIreworks, and Tactical Vehicle and Equipment Displays.  For more information and to prebuy tickets, Click Here.
The Maryland-DC District Export Council is hosting an event on “Due Diligence/Compliance with Foreign Partners” on October 3, 2017 from 8:00-9:30AM in Baltimore.  Participants will walk away with a checklist of concrete steps to follow to screen every partner for compliance and a list of warning signs of potential compliance issues with a foreign partner.  Additionally, you will gain an understanding of how to conduct free business partner pre-screening online. Register Here.

DOING BUSINESS WITH APG:  SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2.0, Wednesday October 4, 2017, 8AM - 12:30PM, Towson University, Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) Building, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel AIr, MD, 21015, Cost $20.  Join us for an informative morning of networking, panel discussions and breakout sessions designed to set local companies on the path toward the billions of dollars of annual APG contract awards.  This half-day conference will feature two tracks for both the novice and the semi-savvy with representatives from the APG Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MD Procurement Technical Assistance, MD Small Business Development Center and more. If you missed our first small business conference, this is your chance to catch the next installment.  Click Here to Register

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with the Army, will hold its 3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference on October 16-19, 2017 at APG, MD.  Sessions will be held at the unclassified and classified levels up to TS/SCI releasable to Five Eyes.  Expansion of the CEMA conference to other interest partner Nations is currently being considered.  Register HereCaveat: Approval paperwork to conduct the conference is in process with a final decision by the Department of the Army expected no later than September 2017.  All indications are that this conference is in compliance so we expect but cannot guarantee this conference will be approved.

You are invited the Aberdeen Proving Ground Centennial Gala on October 20, 2017, APG's actual 100th birthday. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime evening of music, dancing, fine wines, and entertainment, in a beautiful cabaret setting at 650 McHenry Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001. The party starts at 7 p.m. and goes to 11 p.m. Stay for the Fireworks and the After Party at the Speakeasy from 11-1 a.m.  Buy your Early Bird ticket for $100 until September 20, after which tickets are $125.  Tickets are available at



For a full list of events, please check out the CSSC website and browse the calendar!  

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