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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

January 24, 2018

The Army’s Ryan McCarthy Pulls the Plug on Bad Acquisitions

National Defense Strategy released with clear priority: Stay ahead of Russia and China

Summary of 2018 National Defense Strategy

The Army wants to ensure its command posts aren’t an easy target

Army scientists devise new way to make night vision cheaper, better

Unpredictable Pentagon Spending Causing Vendors to Leave Marketplace; Research and Development Stagnant

Red Cross to roll out welcome mat to contractors and their families

Army Alliance Annual Luncheon, March 12, 2018

The Army Alliance Annual Luncheon will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop, APG from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Senator Chris Van HollenRegister here by March 3, 2018.  Click here for a copy of the invitation.  Questions, please contact the Army Alliance at, 410-838-2769.

Cybersecurity Awards Nomination Deadline:  Extended to January 26th!

Nominate yourself or another individual, company, or organization for one of the prestigious Maryland Cybersecurity Awards.  There are awards for cybersecurity companies as well as entities and individuals supporting Maryland's cybersecurity industry.  The nomination process is quick and easy, and there is no cost. Multiple nominations are encouraged.  Winners will be announced March 21 at the MD Cybersecurity Awards Celebration. Nominate below.

Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year Award
Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Award
Cybersecurity Company to Watch Award
Cybersecurity Champion of the Year Award
Cybersecurity Diversity Award
Cybersecurity Industry Resource Award 

For more information on the CAMI awards and submission criteria, click here.

Defense Community Leadership Academy

Association of Defense Communities (ADC) is now accepting nominations for the Spring Defense Community Leadership Academy to be held March 13-14, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  Would you like to be more involved in your communities’ efforts to support to service members and their families?  Does your community have emerging leaders who could benefit from a national training program?  There is no registration fee for the Academy and ADC will provide a travel stipend to cover air and hotel expenses.  Participants may need to cover some travel expenses.  Deadline to submit a nomination is Jan. 26, 2018.  Click Here for more information.

Tactical Network Industry Day at APG

The U.S. Army will hold a Tactical Network Industry Day on February 6-7, 2018 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. The goal of the event is to assist industry partners in identifying and aligning their efforts with Army tactical network modernization priorities specific to enabling Army units to operate resilient network assets in contested and congested environments. This event is meant for a technical audience to include systems engineers, architecture experts and integrators.  The first day will be spent outlining, in detail, the current network architecture and technical challenge areas. The second day will highlight Cross Functional Team focus areas relevant to tactical network challenge areas.  Forum registration will close on 29 JAN 2018.  Click to access more information and registration instructions.


Maj. Gen. David G. Bassett has been announced as the new Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communication (Tactical).  He replaces outgoing PEO C3T Gary Martin, who retires Jan. 31 after more than 30 years working for the Army.  A change of charter ceremony will take place January 30, 2018.

The Susquehanna Chapter, MOAA Professional Development Luncheon will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017.   The speaker is Ms. Rosemary Williams and she will address “Taking Advantage of Opportunities”.  Rosemary Williams is a leader in collective impact for military families, Veterans, caregivers, and survivors.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Military Family Advisory Network, and the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations.  Registration and more information, Click Here.

Artillerymen Past and Present, Friends of the Artillery, Recipients of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara, Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and Order of Molly Pitcher are cordially invited to the Saint Barbara’s Day Celebration Dinner Dance Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.  Cocktails starting at 6:00 PM, Cost: $65.00 per person, Formal Attire or Dark Business Suit.  Register Here.

Save the date, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Visionary Awards, February 22, 2018, honors our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends building a STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation.   Click here for more info.  Sponsorships now open.   

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Harford Community College.  Join the celebration Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:00 PM, at the APGFCU Arena! Proceeds benefit the Harford Community College Foundation and leave a lasting legacy for the next generation of HCC students.  Want to arrive in style? Purchase your sponsor package or tickets before January 1, 2018 for the chance to win event transportation for up to 10 in a stylish stretch limousine.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music of The Klassix and valet service included.  CLICK HERE for information and tickets.


The Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor (CSSC) is one of five communities across the country named to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced with USAA, the initiative’s official sponsor. CLICK HERE to read more about this prestigious national award.

Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:

Battelle, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bravura, KatzAbosch


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