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Here’s What is Happening This Week 10/27/2021

Register now for the following TPP Programs:

TPP 2021 Annual Meeting- LAST CALL! Thursday, October 28th at 8:30-9:30am - at USMSM – Funding for intern information and apprenticeship programs, please visit and register at: https://paxpartnership.org/tpp-event /annual-meeting/

TPP/SMNA Briefing with Ms. Leslie Taylor, Mr. Jerry Short, and Mr. Steve Cricchi - Wednesday, November 10th at 8:30-10:00am – Venue USMSM- Registration: TPP/SMNA Briefing_10Nov – The Patuxent Partnership (paxpartnership.org)

Southern Maryland Heritage series: Part 3 - November 18th at 11:00pm - 12:00pm with Lucille Walker, Executive Director, Southern MD Heritage Area.  Note: HYBRID: Historic Sotterley or online via WebEx. Registration:   https://paxpartnership.org/tpp-event/southern-maryland-heritage-series-part-3/

TPP – NavalX – Tech Bridge – NAWCAD Collaboration

Southern Maryland Tech Bridge at Patuxent River - Led by NAWCAD. For more information on Naval X and its Tech Bridges visit NavalX (navalagility.us)

TPP works with Building Momentum LLC & Tech Garden to support NavalX & Tech Bridge on behalf of NAWCAD https://buildmo.com/ Check out all Events here:  

The Midwest TechBridge - Addressing supply chain issues for Navy Radar components. Video available hereIN3, NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge Connecting Businesses to Opportunities - IN3 (in3indiana.com)

401 Tech Bridge’s Newsletter- Funding  opportunities and events, Tech Talks, Webinars. More here: https://www.navalagility.us/tech_bridge/southernmaryland/

Tech Bridge Talks https://www.techbridge.org/podcast/

TechBridge TidBits website: https://www.techbridge.org/

Listen to the 30-minute episode on our website, and make sure you’re subscribed to TechBridge Talks on your favorite podcast platform: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM’s Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) and Naval Special Warfare (NSW), will host the Autonomous Interoperability Standards Development Event 7-9 December 2021 in person in Tampa, FL. In the Human Machine Teaming Aspects of Mission command, the objective is to bring together Special Operations Forces (SOF) representatives and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assist USSOCOM in discerning the future of Autonomous Interoperability for Unmanned Air, Ground, Surface, and Underwater Systems (UxS). Focus areas will include but are not limited to sensors, communications, and platforms. We’re looking for technical experts across government, national labs, industry & academia to participate.  For more information, please visit: Autonomous Interoperability Standards Development Event - SOFWERX Events

IMPAX - Bridging the gap between technology and capability - A partnership between NAWCAD and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Websitehttps://impax.tech/


Naval Aviation Systems Consortium (NASC): NASC is an agile, collaborative enterprise composed of leading companies and academic institutions with expertise in technology domains of interest to the Naval Air Warfare Centers (NAWCs) and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Consortium Management Group, Inc. (CMG) manages NASC and administers its Other Transaction Agreement with the Navy to facilitate rapid acquisition of cutting-edge technologies and to accelerate delivery of new capabilities to the Warfighter. For more information, please visit (nascsolutions.org)


Tech Jobs Rule - Seeking companies for the Apprentice program! Joint effort between the Strategic Education Office of NAWCAD, TPP, and the Forrest Career and Technology Center (SMCPS).  More here: Tech Jobs Rule – The Patuxent Partnership (paxpartnership.org) - Industry Interest Form 2021: 

PROJECT SCOPE. Understand how a security clearance will help you get a job. Project Scope | Security Clearance | Fort Meade Alliance (project-scope.org)

SkillUp® Southern Maryland Register for free online learning and receive workforce services. More here:

DSI - Defense Strategies Institute - https://dsigroup.org/  for future events.

GrowingSTEMS the RoboBees at their facility, the HIVE: About the Team – The RoboBees (growingstems.org) Check out the videos: Watch 2019:    https://youtu.be/ky1drXSY-9M 

College of Southern Maryland- https://www.csmd.edu/news/index.html

CSM Foundation welcomes Natalie Cotton and Joanne Yakaitis as Board Directors. For information about the CSM Foundation, visit https://csmd.edu/foundation/

CSM Invites Parents & High School-aged Students to Hear About the Many Benefits of Dual Enrollment During Nov. 2, 3, 4- Virtual Information Sessions: https://www.csmd.edu/news/2021/csm-invites-parents-high-school-aged-students-to-hear-about-many-benefits-of-dual-enrollment-during-nov.-2,-3,-4-virtual-information-sessions.html

St. Mary’s County Public Schools at the Maryland STE(A)M Festival, Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/smcps.org or https://twitter.com/SMCPS_MD


DoD Releases Report on Defense Spending by State in Fiscal Year 2020: Link: https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/2819472/dod-releases-report-on-defense-spending-by-state-in-fiscal-year-2020/

Maryland Business Adapts 21/22 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!!Submit nominations until 11/19! Nominations: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_9REn29LcVDJZdj0

New Tools for Manufacturers & Job Seekers from MD Dept of Labor, Manufacturers & Makers Trivia Night & More: https://labor.maryland.gov/lmi/industrypublictransit/mfg.shtml

Resources & Opportunities 

Check out TEDCO’s website For more news and events.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Southern Region of Maryland: Check out their website to view their Events calendar, on-Line Training sessions and many other resources. Visit: 

Maryland Government International Opportunities for your Business- Contact Paul Beatty at paul.beatty@maryland.gov for more information on expanding your business globally.

Socio-economically Disadvantaged Business Programs, first Thursday of every month. More here:  

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Account Covid19 Relief Program. More here:

Maryland Manufacturing Network - A PPE Resource Home - Maryland Manufacturing Network

Tri-County Council - Helping To Build Better Communities for the SOMD Region. Facebook: Tri-County Council's Southern Maryland Job Source 

Maryland Entrepreneur Hub - A new resource for small business owners to connect: https://marylandentrepreneurhub.com/

MISI dreamport –Events https://misi.tech/events.php

RPE-016 New Rapid Prototyping Event "The Gremlins in the Cloud" with $15,000 (USD) in prizes! Register now:  https://dreamport.tech/events/event-rpe-016-the-gremlins-in-the-cloud.php Oct 29: Registration Closes

SMCM presents the Benjamin C. Bradlee Distinguished Lecture in Journalism -Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent - “Truth in Journalism: Reporting on Politics and Identity in America” - Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. Registration:  https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1734/bp20/interior2.aspx?sid=1734&gid=2&pgid=1285&cid=3433

SMCM Presents Playwright, Actor and Professor Anna Deavere Smith - on Wednesday, November 10, at 7 pm.  Reservations are required: www.smcm.edu/presidentlecture.r

Maryland Business Pulse- Monthly snapshot of business in MD – Subscribe here: https://mailchi.mp/maryland/maryland-business-pulse-september-2021?e=fc3884e8f4

The Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) –  More here: 

The Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) Website 

Back to Business Webinars: Workforce Reopening Resources for Employers - Visit https://mwejobs.maryland.gov or Contact:

Community News & Activities

Historic Sotterley – https://www.sotterley.org– Check out upcoming events and register here: https://www.sotterley.org/events/

St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Museum Division with the Equal Justice Initiative - Historic Marker for 1887 St. Mary’s County Lynching Victim Unveiling Ceremony - Nov. 1, 2021, Maryland Emancipation Day, at 4 p.m. at the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown. Facebook.com/TheOldJailMuseum or contact Ms. Stone at 301-769-3235.

St. Mary’s County Library - Book clubs, Master Gardeners Plant Clinic, Zoom Storytime, Trivia Mondays! Check out the September Calendar here

St. Clement’s Island Museum Events: https://www.facebook.com/events/667046011151943

UMCES Chesapeake Biological Lab ‘Science for Communities’ webinar series Last Talk: November 2nd at 7pm. Theme "Climate Change and Its Impacts." Registration at: https://www.usmf.org/s4c/

Affordable housing is becoming a bigger challenge for many residents in St. Mary’s County. Rents are rising significantly, up 20% to 30% over 2019 presenting a barrier to employment of teachers, healthcare workers, first responders, food service workers, retail, and general office staffing. There have been several efforts in Southern Maryland to address this problem. Affordable housing is being proposed for California, MD, targeting households earning 50-60% of the area median income. See more about one such project here: https://paxpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/23151-FDR-Blvd-Summary.pdf

St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen needs: 

Bagged lunches: Assorted chips, Fruit snacks/cups, Pudding cups, Boxed drinks, Zip-lock baggies sandwich size.

Feed the Family grocery boxes: Canned tuna and chicken, Tuna Helper, Dried pinto beans, Microwavable popcorn, Flavored noodle packets, Pepperoni, Fresh apples, pears, oranges, Chunky soups, Onions.

Soup kitchen needs: PAM cooking spray, Real butter, Margarine tubs, Italian seasoning.

No contact donations. Deposit items in bin at front door of the soup kitchen, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, between 8:30 am and 1 pm -Mon – Sat -Or drop off at TPP Office, Mon - Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm – Check payable to St. Mary’s Caring, may be mailed to P.O. Box 144 Lexington Park, MD 20653. 

Thank you to those of you who have been dropping off donations. It's a big help.

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