T minus two weeks until we see you at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center for “Unmanned Systems in Every Domain: Is Autonomy the New Cyber?” with speakers like Mr. Arthur Hinaman, providing perspective from the FAA, and Mr. Bruce Underwood, discussing evolving capabilities and approaches to support a growing UAS community at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

We thankNaval Systems, Inc.(NSI) for sponsoring this program!NSI has been providing unmanned air systems advanced analytics, technical, programmatic, cost, test and evaluation, and other acquisition support expertise since 2006.

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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 Model-Based Systems Engineering,June 19

In our community:

  • 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

Seats are going fast! Join us 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 Member of the Year.

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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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Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Contracts

Tuesday, June 5
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

FeaturingRichard Dunn, founder and consultant at Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting, andCharlie McBride, chairman and president for Consortium Management Group.

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AIRWorks & Model-based Systems Engineering

Tuesday, June 19
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Join us to learn how AIRWorks and Model-Based Systems Engineering are helping Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) better meet the demands of the Naval Aviation Enterprise. Hear from Rear Adm. Shane Gahagan, NAWCAD commander and NAVAIR assistant commander for Research and Engineering; Gerald Swift, AIRWorks director; and David Cohen, NAVAIR Systems Engineering Department director.

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Community Events & Opportunities

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,Tom.Sanders@goCTSi.com, 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

June 19-20:Digital Transformation for Government
June 26-27:Virtual Training & Simulation
July 11-12:Advanced Materials for Defense
July 18-19:Multi-Intelligence Exploitation

*Military and government employees attend free.

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The To Do List

Volunteering to help with a special event is a unique way to experience the best of Southern Maryland! Check out how you can help with theSolomons Dragon Boat FestivalorRaceX Maryland(contactvolsquadmd@gmail.com). Get involved with an upcoming event atHistoric St. Mary’s Cityby contacting Thomas Maday and Jackie Horn (maday2@hotmail.com;jackieh@digshistory.org).

Bike to Work Day is Friday, 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.