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Army Alliance Newsflash: August 18, 2017

Jim Mattis calls looming stop-gap budget 'as unwise as can be' for military
Army to begin transitioning EW personnel to cyber in January
When Amazon Meets Defense Acquisition
Government contract defines working relationship with contractors
Army commander: The service is leading the joint world in cyberspace
Psychedelic goggles will help soldiers see invisible battle space

Upgunned Strykers Open Fire At Aberdeen – But Fielding Will Be Slow
Trump signed the ‘Forever GI Bill.’ Here are 11 things you should know.


Women in Defense Mid-Atlantic Chapter will host their Annual Small Business’ Lean In Luncheon on August 24, 2017, 11AM to 1PM at Top of the Bay, APG.  Key topics will include understanding the socioeconomic statuses of VOSB, SDVOSB & HUBZone; identifying who are your targeted DoD Agencies and their Small Business goals; and how to grow your business.  Fee:  WID members are $30, and Non-members are $35.  Click here to register.  Questions, email

APG Octoberfest will be held September 28, 29 and 30, 2017 at APG North, Shine Sports Field, Aberdeen Blvd and Springfield Street.  There will be a Festhalle with German Performers, German Food, Local craft beers, Saturday Nite FIreworks, and Tactical Vehicle and Equipment Displays.  For more information and to prebuy tickets, Click Here.
DOING BUSINESS WITH APG:  SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2.0, Wednesday October 4, 2017, 8AM - 12:30PM, Towson University, Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) Building, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel AIr, MD, 21015, Cost $20.  Join us for an informative morning of networking, panel discussions and breakout sessions designed to set local companies on the path toward the billions of dollars of annual APG contract awards.  This half-day conference will feature two tracks for both the novice and the semi-savvy with representatives from the APG Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MD Procurement Technical Assistance, MD Small Business Development Center and more. If you missed our first small business conference, this is your chance to catch the next installment.  Click Here to Register

Women in Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland to support the APG STEM in Scouting Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 08:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Women who work in STEM career fields - robotics, engineering, chemistry, and computer programming, are requested to volunteer to lead a STEM activity. Each volunteer will teach two scheduled activities from 09:30 - 11:30 AM and again from 1:30 - 2:45 PM.  Please contact WID Mid-Atlantic STEM Outreach Committee Chair, LeAnna Dixon or Sharon Jacobs at

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