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									                                                                  FOR RELEASE: June 26, 2009

          SHOWCASE OF APG OPPORTUNITIES DRAWS LARGE AUDIENCE
Approximately 570 people attended the Showcase of Aberdeen Proving Ground Technology and
R&D Contract Opportunities presented by Harford Community College in June to learn about
the capabilities and technologies at and coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Base
Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) will bring thousands of new people to Aberdeen Proving
Ground and Harford Community College.


“The College was very pleased to host this event for the second year. It is an example of the
College's participation in economic development issues that are important to the county. We look
forward to hosting the event again next year,” said Harford Community College President Dr.
James LaCalle.


A variety of workshops featuring an overview of different activities, directorates and divisions,
as well as contracting opportunities at APG, were held each day. In addition, participants had
the opportunity to stop by the more than 40 exhibits, engage in breakout sessions, and network.


Many companies contributed to make the event a success. Eagle sponsors ($5,000) included
DRS Technologies, ManTech International Corporation, SAIC, and STG.

Timothy L. Mazzei-Williams, Executive Director, ManTech International stated, “As an Eagle
sponsor, ManTech International was honored to participate in the 2009 Aberdeen Proving
Ground (APG) Technology Event hosted by Harford Community College. The event was a
premier forum to bring government and industry together to openly communicate commercial
best business practices and government implementations in regards to BRAC. ManTech has
provided 20 years of continuous support to CECOM, including contingency deployments.
Where CECOM goes, ManTech goes too. Our planning, engineering, execution, and logistics
service offerings provide CECOM a proven industry partner for the Strategic Services Sourcing
(S3) program. Our customer set is expanding and the APG Technology forum is a great way to
reach out to relatively new customers and potential small business partners, which will support
the continued growth of our company. We thank the staff of Harford Community College for
being so professional and accommodating and look forward to participating in future APG
events.”


“The attendance was impressive and enabled SAIC to discuss future opportunities with
numerous small businesses,” stated Mark A. Miller, Business Development Manager, SAIC.
“Without a doubt we plan on attending again. As Harford County's largest employer, SAIC is
eager to leverage our presence there. We'd definitely sponsor again because the range of
companies present afford future business opportunities that reflect the broad range of what SAIC
has to offer. If companies are as serious as SAIC about investing in the Harford community then
they'll attend the APG Tech Fair.”


There were a number of other showcase sponsors. Owl sponsors ($2,500) included ACET, Inc.,
Booz Allen Hamilton, Cape Fox Professional Services, Link Solutions, Inc., Praxis Engineering,
Sensor Technologies Incorporated, SRC, and SURVICE Engineering Company. Heron sponsors
($1,000) included Ace Electronics, Automation Technologies, Inc., Battelle, Employer’s Plus,
Future Skies, Inc., Hess Hotels Group, JRAD, MECHSIM, Northeastern Maryland Technology
Council, Optimum Fiberoptics, Inc., Ross Technologies, Inc., and University of Maryland,
College Park. ITT was the Wireless Internet sponsor. The media sponsor was
BRACWatch.com, a new website and e-newsletter serving the business community with BRAC
and business-related information.



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