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APL-led study culminates in development of long-range discrimination radar

Research by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, for the Missile Defense Agency Ground Sensors Directorate recently culminated in Lockheed Martin building and installing the multi-mission Long Range Discrimination Radar at Clear Space Force Station, Alaska. LRDR is a multi-mission, multi-face radar capable of conducting integrated missile defense and space domain awareness (SDA) […]

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MEA starts offshore wind website, announces awards

The Maryland Energy Administration has developed a new Maryland offshore wind website,, in partnership with the Business Network for Offshore Wind.  The website will act as a centralized source of information and resources for individuals and businesses looking to learn more about offshore wind in Maryland, the economic opportunities, and how to get involved in the […]

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Hospice of the Chesapeake acquires Calvert Hospice

Hospice of the Chesapeake has finalized the acquisition agreement of Calvert Hospice. The two organizations are now under the Hospice of the Chesapeake umbrella, which also includes Chesapeake Supportive Care, Chesapeake Life Center, Chesapeake Kids, John & Cathy Belcher Institute and Hospice of Charles County. The finalization of this acquisition brings together two local nonprofit […]

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Loyola students gain experience with U.K. firm

Loyola University Maryland students worked with Synchronoss Technologies, of Bridgewater N.J., to refine the sign-up process for Synchronoss Personal Cloud, the tech company’s app for storing, organizing and protecting digital content.  Students were tasked with examining the app’s onboarding interface as part of a project management course for undergraduates offered by Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business. […]

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HCEDA, APL leverage smart city innovation in Gateway

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, to plan and implement a smart and connected community concept within Howard County’s Gateway District. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in April includes provisions for autonomous systems, clean and sustainable energy, population health and cybersecurity concepts that […]

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BWI Business Partnership celebrates past year, looks to future 

The BWI Business Partnership recently held its Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Westin BWI. At the event, the Partnership welcomed new Board Members Charles Washington, BGE; and Wes Mitchell, WSP USA. Returning board director for another three-year term is Sen. Pam Beidle. Also returning are officers Karen Cook, AACC, chair; Sam Minnitte, PrimeAE, immediate […]

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Howard Local Health Improvement Coalition to address food insecurity

The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition has received a $20,000 award from the Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Control to establish a committee to address food insecurity in Howard County. The organization will work to implement food security initiatives among priority populations. Nearly one in six county residents reported […]

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MEA awards $1.5M via low-income solar grant program

The Maryland Energy Administration announces $1.5 million in awards to build new solar technology on low-income Marylanders’ primary residences. Funding for this project is made possible through MEA’s Low Income Solar Grant Program, which is funded by the Strategic Energy Investment Fund. MEA will provide grant funding for the design and installation of solar energy systems for a limited […]