What's Happening at MCCC

10/07/2010
Mary B. Armstead, NITAAC Program Director, gave a presentation on October 7 to the Chamber's GovConNet Committee. She emphasized how different the new government wide CIO-SP3 process is from previous versions of the acquisition program. In addition to changes in how  vendors will be selected, Ms. Armstead highlighted the various ways the program will help to expand the base of small businesses that will have opportunities to be awarded contracts. This is in step with the federal... Read More
09/21/2010
Three winter blizzards and three major summer storms have led to many extended periods of power outages for thousands of area residents, and left Pepco in the "eye of the storm" of public outcry on each of these occasions. Pepco's Executive Vice President for Power Delivery, David Velasquez, met with the MCCC Economic Development Committee, addressing some of the reasons for the outtages and steps Pepco is taking to improve service. Pepco will be investing $250 million, over... Read More
09/21/2010
Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp met with the MCCC Legislative Committee, apprising the group on the state's most recent revenue projections, long-term structural deficit challenges, state pension fund issues, its AAA bond rating and other fiscal matters. Kopp also gave members an overview of the sweeping duties of the State Treasurer's Office, including her key role as part of the three-member Maryland Board of Public Works, along with the Governor and Comptroller, and her... Read More
09/02/2010
The Chamber's inaugural GovConNet Committee meeting featured a powerful presentation on Cyber Security by Eric "Rick" Doten, chief scientist for Lockheed Martin's Center for Cyber Security Innovation. In providing a broad overview of the seemingly endless scope of cyber security threats that face governments, businesses and individuals throughout the world, Doten presented the group with a plethora of data and anecdotes, to demonstrate the enormity of the challenges. Doten... Read More

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