Connecting Industry

We connect the Fort Meade community by bringing together industry and government to provide valuable content, resources and opportunities that help navigate changing business climates.

Our Signature Events

Business in a Minute

In partnership with the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Office of Small Business Programs, Business in a Minute is an annual session of business speed dating with one-on-one meetings with senior contracting officials from Fort Meade and prime contractors.

Key Leaders Series

Our Key Leaders Series are valuable opportunities to hear important insights directly from prominent national leaders about current topics that are relevant to the Fort Meade region.

DISA Business Match

In partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DISA Business Match is a full-day matchmaking event to connect small businesses with industry primes and DISA officials.

Industry Day

Providing unprecedented access to tenants and contractors at Fort Meade as well as federally elected officials, Industry Day offers deep insight into the missions, challenges, business opportunities and procurement trends on post.

DISA Small Business Conference

Created specifically for small businesses that work primarily in the Information Technology space or provides Professional Support Services and in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the DISA Small Business Conference helps companies who work or want to work with DISA understand culture, context and processes to help them get ahead.

Monthly Meet-Ups

In response to recognizing the nuances of challenges only small businesses face, MBC invites leaders in the Fort Meade region to meet monthly with the FMA members that are small businesses to present, discuss and answer questions on topics ranging from teaming and contracting, online security and recruiting to shifting trends, cost volume requirements and state and county resources.

Micro Business Mentorship Program

The Meade Business Connect (MBC) Committee has developed a program focused specifically on the mentorship of micro business leaders within FMA’s membership. The goal of this program is to support the industry bench depth that the community needs and to assist in the development of new and young businesses by getting the chance to meet and network with large business hosts. Companies must complete an application to be reviewed by the MBC Committee in order to be selected to participate.

Latest News

NSA’s Business in a Minute 2022

With 43 NSA Organizations and Prime Contractors, 184 small businesses and almost 800 meetings, the 2022 NSA Business in a Minute held at the BWI Airport Marriott on June 2,…

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Small Companies Navigating Shifts in the Fort Meade Market

After tense months of waiting, Synergy ECP finally got the news this spring that it had been hoping and preparing for. The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business had landed two large…

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To learn more, contact Tim O’Ferrall, General Manager
director@ftmeadealliance.org