News Release, The Patuxent Partnership

Annual Members’ Dinner. Wednesday, May 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Historic St. Mary’s City.

Members of The Patuxent Partnership are invited to attend the annual members’ dinner on May 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the State House lawn at Historic St. Mary’s City, with Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly as guest speaker. Advance registration is required by Friday, May 3. This event is for TPP members only; for questions about becoming a member, please contact Jen Brown at or 301-866-1739 x318.

Positioning, Navigation & Timing Conference. Tuesday, May 21, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

For today’s warfighter in the field, GPS is vital to mission success because it provides critical positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information. But what happens when a GPS signal is unavailable? What are alternative solutions to obtaining PNT data?

Dr. Christopher Ekstrom, deputy oceanographer and navigator of the Navy, will address issues and approaches to providing PNT solutions in a GPS-denied environment as the keynote speaker at a one-day conference held by The Patuxent Partnership on May 21. Convening leaders, decision-makers, and subject-matter experts from government, industry, and academia, the PNT conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (formerly the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center) at 44129 Airport Road, California, MD 20619.

Registration is open online through noon May 20; walk-in registrations will be accepted as space is available. Cost to attend is $50 for TPP members or $90 for the general public. Federal civilian service employees and active duty military may attend at no cost.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit Questions may be directed to Jen Brown, programs and membership director, at, (301) 866-1739 x318.

Navy Working Capital Fund briefing. Thursday, May 30, 8-9:30 a.m. at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

Gene Townsend, former comptroller for Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD, 1977-1996), will explain the Navy Working Capital Fund (NWCF), at a briefing on May 30. Townsend will discuss the legal basis of NWCF, background, how it works, private sector similarities and differences, constraints, investments and benefits. Registration is open to the public; there is no cost to attend. To register, please visit

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