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BigBear.ai acquires ProModel Corp.

BigBear.ai, of Columbia, has acquired ProModel Corp., a provider of simulation-based predictive analytics software for manufacturing, health care, shipbuilding and other industries. The accretive acquisition furthers BigBear.ai’s commercial growth strategy with the addition of industry-leading modeling applications used by hundreds of global customers, including many Fortune 500 companies. BigBear.ai makes artificial intelligence (AI) accessible and trustworthy for operational […]

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Books in Bloom to feature Bernstein

The Downtown Columbia Partnership (DTC Partnership) and The Howard Hughes Corp. have announced that Washington, D.C.-native Carl Bernstein the author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter who famously broke the Watergate story – will headline the sixth annual Books in Bloom Festival. The 2022 event opens in Downtown Columbia on May 15, continuing the festival’s focus on activism […]

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Future of industrial cybersecurity in focus with APL’s MOSAICS

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, is leading the development of the first-ever comprehensive, integrated and automated solution for industrial control systems cybersecurity. Known as MOSAICS – from “More Situational Awareness for Industrial Control Systems” – the working prototype […]

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Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence opens

Columbia-based TEDCO has launched the Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence in collaboration with the Howard County Government. In an alliance with Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), TEDCO and Howard County are creating a community of entrepreneurs to support each other and provide a best-in-class entrepreneur leadership development program focused on building critical skills […]

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Modification to HCPSS 2021-22 calendar impacts summer

The original Howard County Public School System calendar included schools and offices closed June 28 for the primary elections. However the Maryland Court of Appeals recently moved the primary elections to July 19. Subsequently, on April 7, the Board of Education approved a modification to the HCPSS calendar. As a result: Tuesday, June 28: Schools and offices open (previously […]

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APL uses augmented reality to deliver pediatric CPR feedback

To improve the quality of pediatric CPR, immersive technology specialists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, and pediatric emergency physicians from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore are developing an augmented-reality-based CPR coaching system to be used in community care settings. The project began under a 2020 Johns Hopkins Digital Education and […]

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HCPSS seeks employers to support teacher externship initiative

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), in partnership with Bright Minds Foundation and the Superintendent’s Program Innovation Advisory Board, is looking for businesses and organizations willing to be involved in the HCPSS Teacher Externship Initiative. Teacher externships present a professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. They provide an experience in which teachers […]