|Get the scoop on OTAs from the folks in the know! Join us June 5 for a morning with Mr. Richard Dunn, founder and consultant at the Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting; Mr. Charlie McBride, chairman and president for Consortium Management Group; Ms. Leslie Taylor, NAWCAD executive director and NAVAIR deputy assistant commander for Test & Evaluation, and more.|
This week at a glance
Upcoming TPP programs:
In our community:
Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Contracts
Tuesday, June 5
Featuring Richard Dunn, founder and consultant at Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting, and Charlie McBride, chairman and president for Consortium Management Group.
AIRWorks & Model-based Systems Engineering
Tuesday, June 19
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.
Dr. Mike Griffin
Friday, July 13
Join us for a briefing with the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
Community Events & Opportunities
SMIT Meetup: Drones, Drones Everywhere!
June 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Southern Maryland Innovation & Technology (SMIT) for their June meetup at the Cole Cinema at St. Mary’s College of Maryland to meet and hear pitches and talks from entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing new UAS technology!
RaceX Maryland Quad Race and Show
Witness drone racers from around the country compete to defy obstacles and overcome technical challenges! The event will include demonstrations and displays from local UAS companies and partners, as well as STEM activities and demonstrations by a variety of student groups from St. Mary’s County. There will also be an opportunity for the public to test their flying skills on an enclosed obstacle course.
Volunteer Opportunities: AUVSI Student Competition & RaceX Maryland
AUVSI Student Competition
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.
RaceX Maryland is nearly here and the team is looking for ready, willing, and enthusiastic volunteers to join this epic weekend adventure! It’s going to be an amazing show, complete with a kid zone, food trucks, live music, and more! If interested, contact Tullie Helene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Spouse Hiring Reception
June 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join Hiring Our Heroes and Military Corps Career Connect (C3) to network with vetted employers, community leaders, senior military spouses, and other job seekers. Gain valuable insight on career planning and how to stand out as a candidate.
Summer Aerospace Camps
Registration is open for summer aerospace camps for elementary (entering grades 2-6) and secondary (entering grades 7-11) students in St. Mary’s County.
Summer Cyber Camp
SIGN UP NOW! The Patuxent Partnership and SMCPS, with support from the Office of Naval Research, are offering Cyber Camp for 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.
Defense Strategies Institute Upcoming Programs
June 19-20: Digital Transformation for Government
*Military and government employees attend free.