The Patuxent Partnership is pleased to invite members to our Annual Dinner on May 23! Join us under the tent on the State House lawn at Historic St. Mary’s City for a reception and dinner, to hear from our guest speaker, Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, commander for the U.S. Navy Operational Test & Evaluation Force, and to celebrate the announcement of our 2017 Member of the Year!

Reserve your seat or table beforeMay 11!


This week at a glance

Upcoming TPP programs:

  • TPP Members Dinner,May 23
  • Unmanned systems in every domain: Is Autonomy the New Cyber,May 30
  • Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Contracts,June 5
  • AIRWorks and Models Based Systems Engineering,June 19

In our community:

  • IMPAX Tech Talk, May 9
  • Crab Pot Pitch Competition,May 10
  • M&A Business Sale or Purchase Panel Discussion,May 15
  • MACPA SoMd Government Contractors Conference,May 22
  • PMI-ACP Prep Course,June 5-8
  • Volunteer Opportunity: AUVSI Student Competition,June 14-16
  • Summer Aerospace Camp
  • Summer Cyber Camp
  • DSI Upcoming Programs
  • The To Do List

Upcoming Programs

Annual TPP Members Dinner

Wednesday,May 23
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Historic St. Mary’s City

We invite our members to join us for our Annual Dinner with guest speaker, Rear Adm. Paul Sohl.

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Unmanned systems in every domain: challenges and opportunities
Is Autonomy the New Cyber?

Wednesday, May 30
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

We’re bringing together government, industry, and academic experts together around the challenges and opportunities of unmanned systems in every domain.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Registration opening soon:

Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Contracts
June 5
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Featured speaker: Rick Dunn,founder and consultant at Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting

AIRWorks & Models Based Systems Engineering
June 19
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Community Events & Opportunities

IMPAX Tech Talk

May 9, 5:00 p.m.
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Join IMPAX for a Tech Talk with participants from Georgia Tech Research Institute’s HIVE IRAD program in order to highlight innovative emerging research in fields relevant to NAVAIR.

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Crab Pot Pitch Competition

May 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Calvert Marine Museum

This is it! Be there for the 4th Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition to cheer on the five finalists as they pitch their businesses and innovation to a group of expert judges!

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M&A Business Sale or Purchase Panel Discussion

May 15, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

This is a free breakfast and panel discussion with industry experts on the vital aspects of any deal to consider when contemplating a transaction: legal, marketing/financial, and accounting.

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Southern Maryland Government Contractors Conference

May 22, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

The Maryland Association of CPAs’ Government Contractors Committee hosts the 11th annual Southern Maryland conference for small business Government contractors.

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PMI-ACP Prep Course

June 5 – 8, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Patuxent Partnership

Register byJune 1for the Program Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner certification training.

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Volunteer Opportunity: AUVSI Student Competition

June 14 – 16
Webster Field

Judges are a critical part of the competition, and we are once again looking for volunteers. There are various levels of commitment, including the evaluation of the technical papers, evaluation of the Flight Readiness Review Video, and of course, the actual flight competition!

If interested, contact Tom Sanders,, with what phase(s) of the competition you would like to judge, if you have any experience as a judge in this competition from previous years, and your email address and phone number.

Summer Aerospace Camps

Registration is open for summeraerospace campsfor elementary (entering grades 2-6) and secondary (entering grades 7-11) students in St. Mary’s County.

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Summer Cyber Camp

SIGN UP NOW! The Patuxent Partnership and SMCPS, with support from the Office of Naval Research, are offeringCyber Campfor students entering grades 7-9 who are interested in hands-on activities related to computer science and cyber security, such as programming, forensics, and cryptography.

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Defense Strategies Institute Upcoming Programs

May 16-17:Military IoT & Sensors
June 19-20:Digital Transformation for Government
June 26-27:Virtual Training & Simulation

*Military and government employees attend free.

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The To Do List

Bike to Work Day isFriday, May 18! Visit the pit stop at Indian Head Village Green Pavilion from7-9 a.m., or visitBikeToWorkMetroDC.orgto find events near you.

Visit Historic Sotterley for its annual gala,Gatsby in the GardenonJune 9. Sponsorship opportunities available; emaildevelopment@sotterley.orgfor information.