Press Releases

A Message From Doreen….

This year brought exceptional opportunities for the Fort Meade region to demonstrate the authenticity and strength of the Fort Meade Alliance.  In the midst of sudden change and unprecedented obstacles, the FMA stepped up to support your needs without losing momentum in our military and family or education and workforce development initiatives. Our membership grew 30% in…...

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Local Students Explore Virtual Tech Mania

More than 75 middle and high school students from the Fort Meade region learned how to decode detailed messages, determine potential threats to a lunar landing system, hack a camera security system, fly a drone and construct a building at the Fort Meade Alliance’s Tech Mania in November. Students from…...

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Virtual Networking for Young Professionals

The FMA Rising Stars joined together with the Young AFCEANs to provide young professionals with valuable networking opportunities — despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups held two joint virtual meetings featuring Kay Hill, Director State & Local Government Relations and Community Partnerships for U.S. Cyber Command and Roxanne Wood, Chief Executive Officer and President…...

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MBC Talks About Reconstituting the Workforce

Debbie Mobley, Head of Human Resources at Praxis Engineering, and David Stevens, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, brought their collective experience of human resources management and law to the October 21st MBC Virtual Meet-Up to help business owners sift through the myriad of questions about reconstituting their workforce in…...

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Challenge #2: Digital Age Challenges Schools to Widely Change K-12 Education

The growing need for cybersecurity and information technology (CS/IT) professionals in homeland security, healthcare, finance, energy and numerous other sectors has saddled America’s K-12 education system with a profound challenge. Grade schools which only started to dabble in teaching computer science roughly 15 years ago, now need to provide a…...

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Challenge #3: How Gamers Could Be a Prime Source of Cyber Professionals

A key opportunity to grow the nation’s ranks of cybersecurity and information technology (CS/IT) professionals exists among a smattering of children with unexpected potential. They may not be A students, math whizzes, STEM-focused or even college-bound. But outside of class, they wile away hours gaming, coding, building robotics or toying…...

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