Army Alliance Newsflash for the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor

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Army Alliance Newsflash
for the 
Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

October 31, 2018

Pentagon’s big audit will inspect for cybersecurity flaws, comptroller says
Network Modernization Poses Problems for Army
The 5 areas of emphasis in the Army’s new electronic warfare strategy
Defense Digital Service, Army Open New Cyber Training Center Dubbed Tatooine
An innovative partnership could help Cyber Command fight malware
It’s official: DoD told to take cut with FY20 budget

Nighttime Testing At Aberdeen Proving Ground May Be Heard By Neighbors.  The testing will run from Oct. 29 through Nov. 19 — but won’t take place on Saturdays, Sundays or on Veterans Day.  The operations will not be hazardous to the community.


Join the Army Alliance for its Annual Breakfast, "Shaping the Future:  Growing the Edgewood Defense Community." A panel of experts will address the many ongoing initiatives, inside and outside the Edgewood Aberdeen Proving Ground gate, providing insight of the changes in store for Edgewood.  
Our panel: 

  • Mr. John Resta, Director Army Public Health Center
  • Dr. Eric Moore, Director Chemical and Biological Center, U.S. Army RDECOM
  • COL Rob Phillips, Garrison Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground 
  • Dr. Dianna Phillips, President, Harford Community College
  • Ms. Karen Holt, Federal Installation Administrator, Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development
  • Ms. Quynh Budzynski, Business Development and Marketing Manager Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, Route 40 Business Association
CLICK HERE to view the invitation or CLICK HERE to register by November 7, 2018. 


Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor Named a 2018 Great American Defense Community.  Award is the Latest in a Long List of Army Alliance Achievements.


Join Aberdeen Young AFCEANs for their 4th Annual Mentor Protege and Networking Night, November 8, 2018 from 1530 to 1930 at Top of the Bay, APG, MD.  Featuring a Q&A Panel, discussion with Senior Executive Leadership and a Speed Mentoring session, this event gives aspiring young professionals the chance to ask career questions, network, and build one-on-one relationships with mentors.  Tickets are just $10 for Government attendees and AFCEA members and $15 for non-members. As with all Young AFCEA events, this program is open to all attendees, regardless of age or membership status.   For more information or to register, please click here. Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Daniel Sowders at or Brooke Elsnic Eiser at

Harford County is home to 19,000 veterans. To honor their service, the Harford County Veterans Affairs Commission is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 10 AM – 1PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St, Bel Air. The fair will offer resources and activities for veterans and their families including VA claims and healthcare information, employment opportunities, a live therapy dog, and free lunch from Mission BBQ.  The fair will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony attended by County Executive Barry Glassman and Major General Randy Taylor, Commanding General of CECOM and Senior Commander of APG.  Also at the fair, Eisenhauer’s Chesapeake Harley-Davidson of Darlington will give away an XG500 motorcycle. For more information, click HERE

Join MG Randy Taylor and other officials from APG and Fort Meade at the Veterans Day Concert 2018!  You do not want to miss this sure-to-be-memorable event, which take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on November 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  Enjoy a patriotic concert performance by the Maryland Conservatory of Music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and a special presentation honoring active military members and veterans. Proceeds benefit the following local organizations: Blind Industries & Services of Maryland, Warriors on the Green, and Sound Minds USA, a division of the Maryland Conservatory of Music.   Click HERE to purchase tickets.  Active military and veterans receive free admission (registration is required).  The deadline to purchase tickets is October 30 and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Join the Historical Society of Harford County on November 13, 2018, 12:30 to 1:30 PM for a presentation on the History of Innovation of APG, by historian Jeffery K. Smart.  Free admission!  Smart’s Brown Bag Lunch presentation, entitled, ”From Silly Puddy to Bits and Bytes,” will be held at the Historical Society at 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD  21014.

Join the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development for an Exporting for Defense informational session and Q&A led by Suzanne Palmer from Export Compliance Solutions.  This free session will be held on November 19, 2018, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at 2021 Pulaski Highway, Suite D, Havre de Grace, MD.  Learn what you need to know when deciding whether to export your product or service, including an overview of export controls.  This training is specifically for Maryland defense firms interested in exporting but unsure whether it's an option for them.  This will be Part 1 of a 3-part series. Part 2 will provide attendees with federal and state resources for exporting and Part 3 will tackle the next steps to begin exporting.  Register HERE

The Army Contracting Command- Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC- APG) Source Selection Support Center of Excellence (S3CoE) will host its FY19 1Q symposium entitled Oral Technical Proposals Presentations (OTPPs) on December 12, 2018 at Mallette Hall Auditorium, 6008 Jayhawk Drive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.  The symposium will be from 9-11:00AM; doors will open at 8:15AM.  The symposium will afford Industry and Government partners an opportunity to recommend best practices for submitting and evaluating oral technical proposal presentations.  Industry is invited to participate as panel members and provide feedback on the linked APG S3CoE Industry RSVP form by November 8, 2018 (send filled inform to S3CoE email address:  RSVPs to attend the symposium are due December 5, 2018 to the same above email address, using the above linked form.



Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:

         Battelle,     Booz Allen Hamilton,    
KatzAbosch,    System Technologies, Inc.



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