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Here’s What is Happening This Week 9/22/2021

Register now for the following TPP Programs:

CMMC: Facts, Fiction & What You Need to Know Now with Rick Hill, Senior Vice President, HumanTouch - Thursday, September 30th at 1pm ET | Virtual program via WebEx. Registration Open: https://paxpartnership.org/tpp-event/cmmc-update/

 TPP/ANA/MCAA Panel: Innovation in Naval Aviation with keynote Speaker: RADM Andrew Loiselle, Director, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations - October 5 at 4pm - 6pm – Registration Open: https://paxpartnership.org/tpp-events/anapanel_5oct/

Southern MD Heritage series: Where Time and Tide Meet (Part 2) with Lucille Walker, Executive Director, Southern MD Heritage Area - Part 2 will focus on the Indigenous Heritage of the region - October 13 @ 11am - 12pm- Virtual- Registration Open: https://paxpartnership.org/tpp-event/somd-heritage2/

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- Summer activities!  Funding  opportunities and events, Tech Talks, Webinars. More here: https://www.navalagility.us/tech_bridge/southernmaryland/

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

The 401 Tech Bridge & MassChallenge Blue Tech Startup Accelerator is Accepting Applications Through Sept. 28 - Startups and fellows can apply for the 401 Tech Bridge & MassChallenge Blue Tech accelerator here.

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

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

Special Notice:

 UAS Test Site are hiring for two positions

UAS Research Director - Assistant Research Scientist-Apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/86627 -This position will be the first PhD in residence at the UAS Test Site, and will drive our/their own research program. Interested in swarm and level 3-5 autonomy efforts. MATRIX Lab at the SMART building 400 yards down the street at USMSM. https://usmsm.umd.edu/smart-progress

Chesapeake UAS Route Network Project Manager -Apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/87230 -This position will be leading and running this effort. The specific skills asked for in the posting are critical. 


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

Construction progress continues for CSM’s new center for Health Sciences - csmd.edu/about/locations/regional-campus/center-for-health-sciences.html

New Agreement Gives CSM Students Guaranteed Admission to Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies - CSM’s transfer agreements webpage.


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:

AFCEA and Sabre - Cyber Webinar “What Keeps You Up at Night, Part 2” with distinguished panelists on 14 Oct 2021 from 1130am to 1230pm Webex link: https://sabresystems.webex.com/sabresystems/j.phpMTID=mfcb8554c5155ed4efa3c77a47afc87b3

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 Covid 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/

Maryland MEP- Maryland Manufacturing Innovation 2021 - Executive Leadership Summit- September 30- 8:30am- Registration: 

Southern Maryland Innovates presents Crab Pot Event - POSTPONED Crab Pot | Southern Maryland Innovates (somdinnovates.com)

Def Tech Maryland Webinar -Is an incubator a good fit for your business? Thursday, September 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 am -Register here: https://incubatemd.eventbrite.com

MISI Dream Port –Events https://misi.tech/events.php

Cyber Resilience and Compliance Using the CyVaR Method – a MISI Webinar - September 28, 2021 | 1pm.

CMMC Boot Camp - September 29, 2021 | 10:30am CDT

 Community News & Activities

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

The Newtowne Players A Night on Broadway 2021 - Sept. 10th thru 26th.  Ticket and further info available here:

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

RiverFest – St May’s River Watershed Association event- Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11 AM to 4 PM at Historic St. Mary's City Museum -  More: http://smrwa.org/riverfest.html

UMCES Chesapeake Biological Lab ‘Science for Communities’ webinar series September 28th, every Tuesday through November 2nd at 7pm. Themed "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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