News Release, The Patuxent Partnership

Small Business: The First Option

Ms. Emily Harman, SES, Director, Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will be our featured speaker for Women’s History Month! Bring your lunch and join us on March 11 to hear Ms. Harman highlight how women-owned small businesses are contributing to mission success for the Navy and Marine Corps, and the biggest challenges in the coming years. Register >>

Accelerated Acquisition & Rapid Contracting

Feel the need for speed? Hear from keynote speaker and moderator Mr. Bill Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, at our March 13 TPP/ANA panel on accelerated acquisition and rapid contracting. Register >>

This week at a glance

Upcoming TPP Programs:

  • St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Special Awards Reception, Feb. 20
  • Small Business: The First Option, with Ms. Emily Harman, March 11
  • TPP/ANA Panel, Accelerated Acquisition and Rapid Contracting, March 13
  • Young Professionals Networking Event at Calvert Marine Museum, March 21
  • NAWCAD Industry Day, March 26
  • Mission Readiness, April 16
  • Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, May 21

In our community:

  • Understanding NIST SP 800-171 Compliance, Feb. 14
  • Calvert County Science & Engineering Expo, Feb. 23
  • NAWCAD Summer Internship Programs, applications due March 15
  • Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP)
  • Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax Credit
  • NAVAIR Announcement: Solicitation for a NAWCAD Consortium Management Company
  • DSI Upcoming Programs
  • To-Do List

Upcoming Programs

St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Special Awards Reception

  • Wednesday, February 20
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Great Mills High School

We invite you to join us at a reception to honor the winners of TPP special awards for the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair! Guest speaker Dr. Troy Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will offer his remarks about the importance of STEM and the significance of the students’ achievements.

Register >>


Small Business: The First Option, with Emily Harman

  • Monday, March 11
  • 12 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Precise Systems (22290 Exploration Drive, Lexington Park)

For Women’s History Month, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Emily Harman, director for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, as our featured speaker! Harman will highlight how women-owned small businesses are contributing to mission success for the Navy and Marine Corps, and the biggest challenges in the coming years.

Register >>


TPP/ANA Panel on Accelerated Acquitition and Rapid Contracting

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Keynote speaker & moderator: Bill Bray, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (DASN(RDT&E))

Panelists:

  • Mr. Jeff Guarnero, Deputy Department Head AIR 2.5, Contracts (confirmed)
  • Mr. Gary Kurtz, SES, Assistant Commander for Acquisition, NAVAIR Program Management Competency (AIR-1.0) (confirmed)
  • Mr. Michael Stewart, SES, Deputy Director for Integrated Warfare (OPNAV N9IB)
  • Ms. Leslie Taylor, SES, Deputy Assistant Commander for Test and Evaluation, NAVAIR; Executive Director, NAWCAD (confirmed)

Thank you to Sabre Systems, Inc. for sponsoring this program!

Register >>


Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

  • Tuesday, May 21
  • 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Join us for a day of expert speakers and panelists from government, industry, and academia who will address positioning, navigation and timing in GPS-denied environments. Deputy Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Dr. Christopher Ekstrom, will serve as keynote speaker. Topics include PNT and the warfighter, positioning and navigation technology, timing and communication technology.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Register >>


Mark your calendar!

Young Professionals Networking Event

  • Calvert Marine Museum
  • March 21

NAWCAD Industry Day with One-on-Ones

  • Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
  • March 26

Mission Readiness (full-day program)

  • Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
  • April 16
  • Keynote speaker: Vice Adm. Dean Peters, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command

Community Events & Opportunities

Understanding NIST SP 800-171 Compliance

  • February 14, 1 – 2 p.m.

Need help understanding NIST SP 800-17? Join this webinar hosted by Peerless Tech Solutions on the second Thursday of each month! Each session will cover topics such as NIST SP 800-17 basics, identifying CUI and CDI, adequate security standards, “which cloud?”, implementation and compliance, and getting started.

Learn more >>


Calvert County Science & Engineering Expo

  • February 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Calvert High School, Prince Frederick

Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) will host the 7th Annual Science and Engineering EXPO. This free family event is open to the public. The exhibits showcase CCPS science and engineering programs and are designed to be engaging for both children and adults. The EXPO will include robots, science and engineering projects, flight simulators, catapults and much more for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, contact Dr. Yovonda Kolo at 443-550-8026 or koloy@calvertnet.k12.md.us.

Learn more >>


NAWCAD Summer Internship Programs

Applications are open for NAWCAD Avionics, Sensors, and E*Warfare Department Summer Internship Programs. The programs offer rising high school seniors and rising college freshman an unpaid opportunity to gain exposure to aviation electronics and sensors, radio waves and radar technology at NAS Patuxent River. Applications due March 15.

Learn more >>


Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP)

DCAP provides funding and assistance for defense contractors to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for Cybersecurity. Coordinated by Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the program features compliance experts and provides funding and resources for companies to comply with these standards.

Learn more >>


Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax Credit

The Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax Credit provides an incentive for Qualified Maryland Companies to purchase cybersecurity technologies and services from a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller. Qualified Maryland Companies may claim a tax credit for 50% of the net purchase price of cybersecurity technologies and services purchased from a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller.

Learn more >>


Defense Strategies Institute Upcoming Programs

  • Mar. 6-7: Joint Civil & DoD CBRN
  • Mar. 13-14: DoD Unmanned Systems
  • Mar. 20-21: GeoData Summit
  • Apr. 3-4: Military IoT & Sensors
  • *Military and government employees attend free.

Learn more >>


To-Do List

Join St. Mary’s College in the process of selecting a final design for A Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland, an effort to acknowledge the existence of slavery within the region and remember the resilience of the affected enslaved people. Hear the three finalists on Feb. 12, 13, and 14 >>

Have you ever wanted to contribute to an exhibit at a museum? St. Clement’s Island Museum is seeking historic documents, photos and other significant objects related to St. Clement’s Island and the Colton’s Point area from the 20th century and earlier, at their Community Day on February 8. Learn more >>

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