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By Peter Honey and Peter Honey,Washington Bureau | January 17, 1993
Three days from the presidency, Bill Clinton confronts a worl already more perilous than the one that brought him victory less than 11 weeks ago. Old enemies are up to new tricks in the Middle East; the passing of the Cold War has raised a flurry of regional conflicts around the world. Meanwhile the economy continues to confound with conflicting signs of recovery and slide, and the deficit continues to grow. Mr. Clinton faces myriad challenges. But here are 10 widely viewed as the toughest, what he said about them during the campaign and the outlook for solution:1.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
A Baltimore startup said Thursday that it received a $100,000 investment from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. An Estuary LLC, which builds web and mobile social platforms for "next generation" professional development, said the money will support its technology development efforts. TEDCO is a quasi-state agency that invests in Maryland startups. The eight-month-old An Estuary - started by educators - has a tech platform in beta testing for teachers. It's based at Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center @ Johns Hopkins Eastern, a business incubator.
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June 23, 2003
Morgan Allyn, program manager of Federal Research Funding Opportunities for Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO), was part of a roundtable discussion last month about funding resources for businesses and entrepreneurs. The discussion was part of the Howard County Network Entrepreneurial Fair at the Center for Business and Technology Development in Columbia. TEDCO, established by the Maryland General Assembly, works to foster the development of a technology economy in the state.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's technology chief said Friday he's drafting an "alternative plan" to overhaul the city government's outdated, expensive phone system. The strategy? Get out of the phone business. "I'm not convinced, strategically, it makes sense for the city to be in the telephone business," said Chris Tonjes, who heads the Mayor's Office of Information Technology. "We're looking for a lower-cost alternative that has as much infrastructure provided by the vendor as possible.
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May 9, 2007
Manekin negotiates office building sale Manekin LLC has negotiated the sale of 10100 Old Columbia Road, a two-story office building in Columbia. Lady of Columbia LLC purchased the property from MOR XIX Limited Partnership, an ownership entity of Manekin, for $6.5 million. The building, which was developed and managed by Manekin, is the former headquarters for GTS Duratek. The site in Rivers Center 19, on the south side of Route 32, offers proximity to the Kings Contrivance Village Center and Fort Meade.
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By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN REPORTER | January 19, 2006
Phillip A. Singerman, who stepped down last month after six years as the first director of a state technology development agency, is becoming a partner at Toucan Capital, a Bethesda venture fund firm that invests in early-stage technology and life science start-up companies. A former assistant secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department, Singerman resigned last month as executive director of the Maryland Technology Development Corp., also known as TEDCO. One of its main tasks is to help move technology being developed within the state's universities and federal laboratories into the commercial world.
NEWS
June 19, 2000
Hopkins APL to honor inventors at ceremony June 27 The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Office of Technology Transfer, in Laurel, will hold its first Invention of the Year awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. June 27 at the Kossiakoff Center. More than 100 inventions have been disclosed since the office's inception last July. The ceremony will honor 126 researchers and name the lab's top inventions for 1999. Each of the top three inventors will be awarded an Invention of the Year plaque and a cash award.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2000
Responding to a need for more workers trained in the sciences, three Maryland community colleges are banding together to tap what they consider overlooked resources - women, minorities and people with disabilities. Officials of Howard Community, Anne Arundel Community and Montgomery colleges are sharing their best initiatives, looking for grants and preparing to increase their involvement in public schools so more of these students attend college interested in math, science and technology.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
The state's technology development arm said Monday that it has changed key investment programs, will be managing new funds and has launched a program to help companies seeking patents. The Maryland Technology Development Corp., known as TEDCO, said the changes include raising to $100,000 the amount of funding a startup company can receive for a project from the Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund - newly renamed the Technology Commercialization Fund. The maximum had been $75,000.
NEWS
September 1, 2011
In watching CSPAN coverage of Congress' response to the current economic crisis, I notice debate centers around whether to cut taxes or increase government spending. This is the exact same argument I heard as a boy. I spent a lifetime in the rapidly evolving field of computer science and am astounded that the science of economics has made no progress in over 40 years. I propose we give we-the-people a percentage any profits generated from technologies derived from government supported scientific research.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2010
The 33 men trapped in the Chilean mine for two months were exposed to extreme conditions, including poor air quality and 90-degree heat, which left rescuers desperate for real-time information about the miners' health. An Annapolis company, Zephyr Technology, helped fill the data void. Zephyr, a 30-person firm, provided the digital tools that allowed rescuers a half-mile above them to monitor the miners' conditions over the last month. Zephyr makes the BioHarness, a chest strap with digital sensors and wireless technology that monitor and transmit the wearer's vital signs.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | October 5, 2009
Mark Alan Kusiak, vice president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Herndon, Va., and an avid bicyclist, died of brain trauma Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. The former Brooklyn resident was 45. "He was found injured on Sept. 13 on the grounds of the Washington Monument after a biking accident," said his father, Clement F. Kusiak of Linthicum. "The medical examiner ruled Mark's death an accident. Based on information from an observer, he said he fell from his bike after hitting a curb."
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August 28, 2008
Entrepreneurs seminar scheduled for Sept. 11 The Howard County Economic Development authority's Business Resource Center will offer "Smart Start To Business Success," a seminar for first-time entrepreneurs, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 11 at the Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia. The seminar covers legal, accounting, funding and business insurance options. Professionals in each field will give an overview and address specific concerns. The cost is $45. Registration is required.
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September 5, 2007
Burger hired as tech manager Linda L. Burger has been hired as technology manager by the Howard County Economic Development Authority, a newly created position supporting the technology community in Howard County. She will work in the Center for Business and Technology Development, which also houses the Business Resource Center and the county's NeoTech Incubator. Burger is to form a Technology Council of Howard County, providing support for a number of smaller technology groups in the county, said Richard W. Story, CEO of the economic development authority.
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