Posted inCyber, Nonprofit

Gula family starts Cyber Foundation

Columbia-based cybersecurity investment firm Gula Tech Adventures (GTA) has started a foundation that will support nonprofit cyber organizations by awarding $1 million in competitive grants several times annually. During the first round, the Gula Tech Foundation will reward diversity efforts by awarding $500,000, $300,000 and $200,000, respectively, to three nonprofits to boost the number of African-Americans engaged […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Ball launches ‘StayCOVIDSafe’ campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launched the “StayCOVIDSafe” campaign to amplify public health messaging during the holidays and winter months. The campaign launch corresponds with a revamped website,, and updated COVID-19 data dashboard to make it easier for residents and businesses to find information surrounding the county response, support and resources. Additionally, Ball recognized Kathleen Koch […]

Posted inGuest Commentary

Recently awarded government contracts

The following information is regarding awarded contracts can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities. The website for each awardee is also provided. For more information, contact TargetGov: 410-579-1346 x 325. Westat, Inc., Rockville, has won approximately $105 million in several contracts from the National Institutes […]

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SBA eliminates mentor protégé program

In November, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule (85 Fed. Reg. 66146) took effect to eliminate a separate 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program in favor of consolidating it in the All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP.) The intent is to satisfy the Executive Order 13771 issued in 2017, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” In response to […]