Upcoming events at The Patuxent Partnership

Why the big push for rapid acquisition? What do the most recent NDAA authorities mean? What’s the guidance on Section 804 implementation? Join Mr. Tim Morris, acquisition subject matter expert and former U.S. Air Force director of F-35 development, to learn and discuss everything you need to know about rapid acquisition, Tuesday, August 7.

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This week at a glance

Upcoming TPP programs:

  • Rapid Acquisition, August 7
  • Shoot for the Stars: A Cosmic Event for Young Professionals, August 11
  • Building for Innovation in St. Mary’s County, August 22
  • Dr. Dan Crippen and Vice Adm. Joe Dyer, Sept. 6
  • SAVE THE DATE: Mr. James “Hondo” Geurts, Sept. 5; Cyber Summit, Sept. 18

In our community:

  • Project Opportunity – Entrepreneur Training for Vets
  • Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech
  • DSI Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

Rapid Acquisition

Tuesday, August 7
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Join Mr. Tim Morris, the former U.S. Air Force director of F-35 development, to learn and discuss everything you need to know about rapid acquisition: why the big push, recent NDAA authorities and what they mean, and current DoD and Navy Section 804 implementation guidance.

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Shoot for the Stars: A Cosmic Event for Young Professionals

Saturday, August 11
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Historic Sotterley

Experience the history of Sotterley set against the mystery of the cosmos! Join us Saturday, August 11 to meet and catch up with other Southern Maryland young professionals during peak viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

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Building for Innovation in St. Mary’s County

Wednesday, August 22
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

In partnership with the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, learn about development at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport and tech hub with presentations from St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, S. Hunt Aero, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, and University of Maryland.

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Dr. Dan Crippen and Vice Adm. Joe Dyer (USN, ret.)

Thursday, September 6
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Dr. Dan Crippen, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, will talk about the federal budget and the implications of long-term deficits on the Navy and beyond. This will be followed by a one-on-one conversation with retired Vice Adm. Joe Dyer and Dr. Dan Crippen, with questions from the audience.

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Save the Date:

Mr. James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
Joint program with NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs
September 5

Cyber Summit
September 18

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are open for our full-day Cyber Summit. Learn more >>

Community Events & Opportunities

Project Opportunity – Entrepreneur Training for Vets

Orientation Session: August 27
Charles County Government Building, LaPlata

Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneur training program for veterans who want to start or to continue to grow their business. This 10-week program is facilitated by business professionals and subject matter experts and will cover topics such as assessing your business ideas, marketing analysis, financing and financial management, business structure and taxes, and development of a business plan. The program is set to start September 10 and will have weekly classes. For more information, please register at www.project-opportunity.com for an orientation session August 27 at Charles County Government Building in the Blue Room.


Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech

Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech (SMIT) brings together entrepreneurs, inventors, developers, researchers, mentors, investors to ignite and fuel tech entrepreneurship. SMIT meets in Southern Maryland, Maryland’s fastest growing tech hub, where technologists are 3.5 times more concentrated than in the rest of the nation. This is your place to interact with innovators, showcase promising ventures, learn how to accelerate market success, and be part of an inclusive and collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Check out an upcoming meetup >>


Defense Strategies Institute Upcoming Programs

Sept. 12-13: Military Tactical Communications
Sept. 18-19: GEOINT and Open Source Analysis
Sept. 19-20: Autonomous Capabilities for DoD
Sept. 25-26: Cyber Operations for National Defense

*Military and government employees attend free.

Learn more >>