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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
For people like Vonda Peterson, the owner of Creative Access Inc., a small interior planning and design firm in Ellicott City, entering the world of federal contracting is like trying to navigate a foreign country when you don't know the language. "Learning the jargon and learning the process is most cumbersome," to the point that her firm of 15 to 20 employees spent "the better part of a year" trying to decipher the system. Since each federal agency operates separately, small firms must go through a long, slow process over and over again for each one. As Maryland prepares for the influx of jobs and government contracts coming along with the federal Base Realignment And Closure process, officials in Howard County have found that small businesses face some significant hurdles.
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NEWS
By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2011
Maryland was a winner in the last round of military base reorganizations, but the state should keep an eye on the competition in preparing for the future, according to the official who headed the realignment. "Don't assume you are untouchable or immune to closures in the future. You're not," Anthony J. Principi, who was chairman of the 2005 federal Base Closure and Realignment Commission, said at a Friday event. "You need to assess your community's strengths and weaknesses today.
HEALTH
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins Medicine is teaming up with the parent organization of an Annapolis hospital to build a 60,000-square-foot medical office building in Odenton, expanding primary care and specialty medicine in a community expected to grow as a result of the national military base reshuffling. Scheduled to open at the end of next year or early 2013, the $14 million building will be part of a mixed-use development at the corner of Route 175 and Sappington Station Road. Johns Hopkins already has medical offices in a nearby building and will continue to operate in that location.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2011
Walter Bowen Jr. was hoping the early bird would catch the job. The Elkridge resident had arrived at 7 a.m. for a job fair at Fort Meade so he could meet with recruiters before they'd been exhausted by crowds of job-seekers. "I wanted to be one of the first five people in line — get in there when people are fresh," said Bowen, 39, a Navy veteran. More than 1,000 people were expected to attend Wednesday's Technical Job Fair, which was open to the public. Some job hunters came from as far away as California and Chicago, said Jerome Duncan, a business work-force specialist with the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2011
The Anne Arundel County Council will consider zoning changes to parcels of land across the county beginning next month, a process that will likely take most of the year and begin with projects related to the federal military realignment plan expected to bring thousands of new residents and jobs to the region. In an effort to prepare for the influx, the council plans to tackle the process of comprehensive rezoning incrementally, with legislators first considering rezoning applications in council districts 1 and 4. Those districts are in close proximity to Fort Meade and the National Security Agency — where the bulk of development relating to the Defense Department's base realignment and closure plan, or BRAC, is expected.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
The pace of BRAC at Fort Meade is accelerating this weekend. Starting Saturday, the Arlington-based Defense Information Systems Agency will move portions of its Virginia operations every weekend through July until 4,300 of its jobs are based at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County. A small advance party is on base currently. BRAC, the Defense Department's base realignment and closure process, is sending thousands of jobs to Fort Meade and Harford County's Aberdeen Proving Ground this year.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
A construction worker was killed while working at Fort Meade on Monday, a spokesman said. The man, who has not been identified, was helping to complete the Defense Media Activity building, part of Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, construction when he died in a work-related accident, said Fort Meade spokesman Chad Jones. Jones said he was unaware of how the death occurred, but said the man was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was employed by Hensel Phelps Construction Co. based in Chantilly, Va., which did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday night.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
The first of 10,000 additional federal workers expected next year at and around Fort Meade begin arriving next month, but the roads both inside and outside the World War I-era facility aren't ready, according to local officials monitoring the situation. "The first people are coming up Jan. 8," Jean Friedberg, regional growth coordinator of the Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee told a small private group called Transportation Advocates in Columbia on Thursday morning. But of the roughly $1 billion to $2 billion in transportation infrastructure upgrades thought to be needed (including $600 million to widen Routes 175 and 198)
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2010
The last time Aberdeen Proving Ground ramped up in a big way, the military base was dotted with wooden barracks, temporary homes for soldiers testing artillery and learning how to handle bombs before shipping off to fight in World War II. This time, the base's expansion involves glassy new office buildings that wouldn't be out of place in a business park, civilians with advanced degrees and thousands of new jobs in technical fields ranging from medical...
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2010
The state of Maryland and the Defense Department have reached agreement on critical traffic improvements in and around Fort Meade in preparation for an influx of new workers expected to arrive as a result of the base relocation and closing process. The State Highway Administration and the Fort Meade command made a deal under which the state will provide $10 million for improvements to a gate on the post that is considered a potential bottleneck when the work force at the Defense Information Systems Agency, located on fort grounds, expands under the base realignment process.
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