Army Alliance Newsflash for the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor

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Army Alliance Newsflash
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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

April 26, 2019


Progress Is Finally Being Made on Security Clearance Backlog
Trump transfers background investigation power to Pentagon
The Army wants a way to map underground tunnels using ground robots and drones
JUST IN: DARPA, Army Teaming to Pursue New Swarming Capabilities
BREAKING: Army Modernization Leader Asks for Industry’s Help Solving Robotics Challenges


The Army Alliance Annual Dinner will be held June 3, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30PM at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD, 21017.  We are pleased to announce that our speaker will be Maryland's LT Governor Boyd K. Rutherford.  This event is sure to be a sellout!  All attendees must register in advance, no walk-ins at the event.  CLICK HERE to register, registration closes on May 24, 2019.  CLICK HERE to view the invitation.


The APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) will be held April 30, to May 2, 2019.  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; and APG Garrison.  All interested parties must register to attend using this linked website.

The C5ISR Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on April 30 and an Induction Ceremony will be held on May 1. This year's class includes two former commanding generals, a deputy to the commanding general, a chief counsel, and a director of one of CECOM's subordinate commands.  Click this LINK to RSVP for the Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony.  The link will take you to the APG Discovery Week registration site where you can register for Hall of Fame events.

Maryland PTAC HUBZone Connections will be held May 2, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, 7801 Alumni Dr., College Park, MD 20742.   Don't miss this free one-day event designed to help become and grow your HUBZone certified small business.  Attendees will learn about opportunities for growth through government contracting, participate in interactive workshops, and one-on-one pre-scheduled business matchmaking for qualified HUBZone certified businesses.  CLICK HERE to register.

Aberdeen Proving Ground will host a job fair on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10AM to 2PM as part of the 2019 APG Discovery Fest.  CLICK HERE to view the APG Discovery Week Flyer!

The CCDC Chemical Biological Center is hosting its Gas Mask Dash on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at CAPA Field, Edgewood Area of APG.  This 5K race/ 2-mile fun walk is open to the publicSign up online by April 30, 2019 to be guaranteed a shirt.  Entry fees are $20 until April 30th at 6pm, and $25 thereafter (to include race day).  Questions, please contact Linda Flint at  The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Join Women In Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic Chapter for their our annual professional development workshop, May 9, 2019, at the Water's Edge Events Center in Belcamp, Maryland! The WID Mid-Atlantic 9th Annual Real Women, Real Work, Real World (RW3) Symposium brings leaders and educators together to create a powerful experience to promote personal and professional growth.  CLICK HERE to register!

The APG Gold Star Spouses Afternoon Tea and Living Legacy Forest memorial unveiling will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Top of the Bay at APG.
Major General Mitchell Kilgo, the Incoming APG Senior Commander and CECOM Commanding General, will be our guest speaker at this event.  Please consider attending and let our Gold Star families know how much this community supports them and honors their sacrifice.  Through personal donations and corporate contributions none of the Gold Star families pay for their meals.  With around 80 family members at $35, it's approximately $2,800 that is needed.  To purchase tickets to the event, donate a meal, or to offer a larger donation, CLICK HERE.  Just click on 'tickets' and the three options appear.

 AFCEA Aberdeen will hold its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 21, 2019, from 1800 to 2030 at Waters Edge Event Center.  Join them as they honor local students and educators who excel in the field of Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) in Harford and Cecil County Public Schools.   This event features keynote speaker MG Randy Taylor, Commanding General of CECOM and Senior Commander at APG.  Click here to register!

The Freestate Golf Outing will be held on May 23, 2019 at APG Ruggles Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9AM.  The goal for this event is to raise enough funds to design and build a state-of-the-art computer laboratory for Freestate Cadets.  The Freestate Academy is a tuition-free program which offers at-risk adolescents (16 to 18 years old) an opportunity to change their future, for the better by providing the skills, education and self-discipline needed to become responsible, productive citizens.  CLICK HERE to register.

Technical Training Classroom - Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is hosting training on May 28, 2019 at the Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032.  At 10:00 AM, Federal Contracting 101 will be held and at 2:00 PM, Negotiation Strategies & Closing Techniques will be held.  This series of FREE classes covers a broad range of topics designed to help small, minority, women, and veteran business owners improve managerial efficiency and gain an insightful understanding of the government contracting arena.  CLICK HERE to see the entire schedule and to register.

The 2nd Annual Young AFCEAN Bowling Bash has been moved to June 11, due to ongoing construction at Brewner Lanes. Come join us now on Tuesday, June 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the APG Bowling Center.  Tickets are $25 each in advance and include 2 Games, Shoe Rental, Light Food, a T-Shirt, and giveaways!  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $30 each (Cash only).  Proceeds from the event will be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Harford and Cecil County. Event sponsorships are available through May 20th.  For more information or to register for this event, please visit the event website!  NEW THIS YEAR: Team Sign Ups – visit our site for more information.

Sign up today for AFCEA Aberdeen’s Annual Golf Tournament, a highly anticipated annual fundraiser, at Ruggles Golf Course, just outside APG’s 715 gate, on June 26, 2019.  The event includes a four-person scramble, BBQ lunch, and awards reception.  Check in and tee assignments begin at 0800 with a shotgun start at 0900.  All proceeds from this event will benefit AFCEA Aberdeen’s Education Program, which has provided more than $400,000 in STEM grants and scholarships to the local education community since 2011.  For more info or to register for this event, please visit our tournament website!

2019 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition
will be held July 23-24, 2019 at Chase Center on the Riverfront, 15 Justison Street, Wilmington,  DE.  The theme is “Modernizing the Future Fight: Accelerate & Adapt”.  Click here for more information and to register.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Guide – E-edition Link



Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:

ANSER     Battelle     Booz Allen Hamilton
       KatzAbosch      Subsystem Technologies


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