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Army Alliance Newsflash
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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

March 9, 2018


Army to base new Futures Command in major city, blend tech and academic cultures

China Loves DoD Acquisition Culture, Says R&D Chief Griffin; He Loves Hypersonics
New electronic warfare program tops Army intel wishlist
Army Aims for Agile Acquisition of Offensive Cyber Weapons
Google is helping the Pentagon learn how to analyze drone footage

Army must watch out for ‘collaborative swarms’ of drones, report concludes
The Army’s PM PNT Changes Leadership


Message from AUSA Aberdeen President on how you can help make changes this legislative session by letting your voice be heard about providing Maryland state income tax relief for Military Retirement IncomeClick here for message and info.


The Future of BRAC: A Conversation, March 14, 2018, 9:00AM to 10:00AM.   Featuring Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; and Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Joe Gould, Capitol Hill Reporter, Defense News.   Representative Smith and Christopher Preble will discuss the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, including their findings from a new article they are copublishing in Strategic Studies Quarterly about BRAC, its impact on defense communities, and the future.  Click here for more info.   Link to view live online.

Open House Career Event to be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 3pm - 6pm  at DCS Corporation 100 Walter Ward Boulevard Abingdon, MD 21009.  DCS is a premier professional services firm providing engineering, programmatic, and technical support services to the Department of Defense and other customers focused on national security. We are an employee owned firm with a track record of continued growth for over 40 years. Come learn about opportunities to support the US Army, PEO IEW&S, and PM PNT. DCS is interested in you! Your career with us is just a click away.  DCS Corp is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Brought to you by the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC):  Disrupting the Classroom – How Technology is Changing the Way We Learn.  A seminar for Educators, Human Resource Professionals and Industry Leaders.  March 15, 2018, 8AM to 12 noon at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD.  Topics include:  Gaming to Learn, How Big Data Improves Teaching and Learning, Mixed Reality – a Transformational Learning Tool, Meeting the Challenges Presented by the Digital Age, and Students to Soldiers:  Virtual Reality Becomes the New Classroom.  Register Here.

The Maryland DC District Export Council presents “Going Global for Start-ups and Small Businesses.”  Learn how to tap into a global market directly from the leaders of young and small companies that are doing it every day.  Learn about the tools, resources, and support programs available to ensure your success!  Anyone is welcome, and we are tailoring the content to young/small companies (10-50 people, more or less).   Session to be held March 19, 2017, 2:30-5:30 at City Garage, Baltimore (101 W Dickman St, Baltimore).  Register Here.

Association of Old Crows (AOC) APG Susquehanna Chapter Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon will be held Thursday,   March 22, 2018, 11:30am-1:30pm at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017.  Guest Speaker is CERDEC I2WD Deputy Director, Mike Lombardi.  $25 for AOC members, $35 for non-AOC members.  Register Here.

AFCEA Bowling Bash!  Join AFCEA for their First Annual Bowling Bash at Brewner Lanes (APG Bowling Center) Bldg 2342, Raritan Ave, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, March 26, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Ticket includes two games, shoe rental and a meal, and special T-Shirt Giveaway!  Proceeds benefit the Harford & Cecil County Boys and Girls Club.  Register here.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration will be held March 30, 2018 from 9AM to 12PM at Martin’s West, 8617 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244.  Gilchrist, a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care, is pleased to invite Vietnam Veterans and their families to join them for a program in honor of their service to our county.  A complimentary breakfast will be served.  Please register by March 23,  by Clicking Here, by email to, or by calling 443-849-8210. 

8th Annual Real Women, Real World, Real Work (RW3) Leadership Symposium (RW3) will be held April 12, 2018, 7:30AM to 3:00PM at Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017.  Women in Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic will unite DoD Senior Leaders, the defense industry, academia, and the community to address the theme, “Leveraging DoD’s STEM Vision.”  Join WID Mid-Atlantic for an informative discussion on APG workforce needs, future technological advancements, leadership methodologies, and K12 STEM educational program.  Register Here

Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) anticipates hosting the APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI) on April 17-20, 2018, at APG, MD.  The goal of the APG Discovery Week APBI is to provide industry with networking opportunities for both large and small businesses.  The APBI will describe potential future contracting opportunities for mission areas that focus on: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Research and Development; Test and Evaluation; Chemical and Biological Defense; APG Garrison; and US Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District.  The APG Discovery Week APBI will identify potential contracting opportunities that are aligned with the roadmaps of each respective organization, specifically focusing on Fiscal Years 2019-2020.  Specific registration procedures and additional information about APG Discovery Week APBI will be released via amendment to this Feb Biz announcement.  All questions related to this event should be directed to Team APG at

Save the Date:  April 27, 2018, Rededication of APG's Workers Memorial

“Celebration on the Chesapeake” will be held Friday, May 4, 2018, 3-6pm at Hutchins Park, Foot of Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078.  Our community (Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)0 has been recognized as a Great American Defense Community!  This celebration will highlight the great things our community does in support of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and our military.  This FREE event includes family fun activities, music and snacks.   For more information or to sponsor the event: 410-838-2769 or  Click here for more information on the award.

From our Nation's Capital, the United States Army proudly presents the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus.  Come hear the musical ambassadors of the Army in a free concert performing a wide-ranging program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos.  Performance is at the APGFCU at Harford Community College, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm.  Admission is FREE, but tickets are required.  Click here to get your tickets.

A Dedication Ceremony and unveiling of the newest Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) will be held Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Concord Point Lighthouse & Park, 700 Concord Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.  WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woody Williams will be on deck and looks forward to meeting the citizens of Harford County.  This event is FREE, and the public is invited to attend both the ceremony and the reception to follow.  Families welcomed.  Please RSVP here, so that the event planners will have a headcount.


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.  Great American Defense Communities 2018 Video – Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor One of Five Communities Featured
Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:
Battelle,     Booz Allen Hamilton,     Bravura,
KatzAbosch,    System Technologies, Inc.

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