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Army Alliance Newsflash
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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

April 5, 2019


US Army scientists develop materials for chemical threat detection
US Army formulates new, fast-acting spray for chemical weapons decontamination
Battelle’s Common Analytical Laboratory System (CALS) Reaches Major Milestone with Successful Training Event at the Aberdeen Test Center
DARPA Wants AI to Learn Language as Human Babies Do
Congress to Pentagon: Um, we asked you to buy tech faster
This isn’t your dad’s denial and deception


As part of APG Discovery Week, APG will host a Tech Expo on April 30 and May 1. This is a great chance for large and small businesses to highlight their cutting-edge innovations, network, and learn about upcoming business and partnership opportunities.  Interested exhibitors can find additional details and purchase space at this LINK.


The Army Alliance Annual Dinner will be held June 3, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30PM at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD, 21017.  We are pleased to announce that our speaker will be Maryland's LT Governor Boyd K. Rutherford.  This event is sure to be a sellout!  All attendees must register in advance, no walk-ins at the event.  CLICK HERE to register, registration closes on May 24, 2019.  CLICK HERE to view the invitation.


The Army Contracting Command- Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC- APG) Source Selection Support Center of Excellence (S3CoE) will host its FY 19 Q~3 symposium entitled Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) on April 10, 2019, from 9-12:00 pm at Mallette Hall Auditorium, 6008 Jayhawk Drive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.  The RSVP date to attend is April 5, 2019; RSVP by emailing:  The symposium slides, questions, answers and summary will be posted on FedBizOpps after the symposium for personnel unable to attend.

AFCEA Aberdeen will hold its April luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 1130 to 1300, at Water’s Edge Event Center in Belcamp. Our featured guest speaker is Mr. Wayne Schoonveld, Chief, Systems Engineering, Architecture, Modeling and Simulation (SEAMS) Division, Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD). This is a detailed technical discussion focused on future decisions and explaining how Army Futures Command will shape the Army environment. To register for this event, please click here.

The Chesapeake Chapter of Sigma Xi – the Scientific Research Honor Society is holding its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 1200 to 1300 at the Exton golf course clubhouse, Bldg. E1260, on APG South.  We invite interested APG-area scientists and engineers to attend. For more information on the chapter and its activities, contact Dr. Mike Simini (, President of the Chesapeake Chapter.

The Northern Chesapeake West Point Society (NCWPS) is hosting our first #GRADTALK event focused on financial planning on April 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Top of the Bay, 30 Plum Point Loop, APG. This session will include professional financial planners who will provide presentations and take questions from participants. The event is free of charge for all West Point Graduates and their guests.  Lunch will be available for purchase.  CLICK HERE to register.  Questions, contact LTC Jimmy Archange ’02,

The Aberdeen Chamber is hosting is 8th Annual Taste of Cheer April 26, 2019, from 5:30-8:30PM at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001.  Attendees will enjoy tasting wines from around the world, craft beers and bourbon!  The evening includes a Silent Auction, Basket of Cheer raffle, Music and Chef Inspired Dinner.   Tickets are just $40 or $25 for designated driver.  Don’t miss this event!   CLICK HERE to Buy Tickets online.

Come join the Aberdeen Young AFCEANs for their 2nd Annual Bowling Bash extravaganza – Tuesday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the APG Bowling Center. Tickets are $25 each in advance and include 2 Games, Shoe Rental, Light Food, a T-Shirt, and giveaways! Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $30 each (Cash only).  Proceeds from the event will be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Harford and Cecil County. Event sponsorships are available through April 2nd.  For more information or to register for this event, please visit the event website!  NEW THIS YEAR: Team Sign Ups – visit our site for more information.

CLICK HERE to view the APG Discovery Week Flyer!

The APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) will be held April 30, to May 2, 2019.  The APBI will describe potential future contracting opportunities for mission areas that focus on: command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; research and development; test and evaluation; chemical and biological defense; and APG Garrison.  All interested parties must register to attend using this linked website.

Save the date!  Aberdeen Proving Ground will host a job fair on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10AM to 2PM as part of the 2019 APG Discovery Fest.  More information to follow!

The CCDC Chemical Biological Center is hosting its Gas Mask Dash on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at CAPA Field, Edgewood Area of APG.  This 5K race/ 2-mile fun walk is open to the publicSign up online by April 30, 2019 to be guaranteed a shirt.  Entry fees are $20 until April 30th at 6pm, and $25 thereafter (to include race day).  Questions, please contact Linda Flint at  The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Guide – E-edition Link


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ANSER     Battelle     Booz Allen Hamilton
       KatzAbosch      Subsystem Technologies


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