Within its tight, 5,067-acre footprint, Fort Meade’s primary mission is to provide a wide range of services to 118 partner organizations from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as to several federal agencies, including the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Media Activity (DMA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Courier Service and U.S. CyberCommand.
2017— is it far away or just around the corner?
For the past six years, GovConnects and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce have worked with representatives of the various federal tenant agencies housed on Fort Meade to produce an annual Cybersecurity Conference for the business community.
Lt. Col. Megan Stallings recalls stepping into a USO lounge in the Afghan city of Kandahar four years ago. She sat in the room, filmed herself reading Dr. Seuss books, and arranged to have the DVD and books mailed home to her three children.
In 2006 Fort Meade, like a number of other Army installations, began negotiations to lease unused Army land to a private developer for construction of an office park through what is known in the commercial real estate industry as an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL).
The Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) recently conducted a survey focusing on Anne Arundel County residents’ views highlighting the following issues.
Members of the Fort Meade community who shop at the installation’s farmers market can buy fresh produce, meats, baked goods and plants at reasonable prices.
Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer, generating more than $22 billion in economic activity annually. More than 53,000 people show up each day to work at the post, which creates the potential for the region’s largest daily traffic jam.