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Nasa's Commercial Crew Partner Sierra Nevada Completes Dream Chaser Flight Test Milestone

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems successfully completed a "captive carry test" of its full-scale Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle Tuesday, marking a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.


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May 22, 2012

‘Appropriation bills are jobs bills, important for Maryland and our country,’ says Mikulski

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced that she secured $43 million to expand the manufacture of Multirole Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) used to protect our borders by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Air and Marine Program.  Further funding the manufacturing of this important aircraft will create or save hundreds of jobs in Northern Maryland.

Money to market Hagerstown airport tops county priorities for grant money


May 8, 2012

Money to develop a marketing plan for Hagerstown Regional Airport will be the county’s top priority for grant funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday.

The project is one of six the commissioners agreed to submit for consideration for an anticipated $1.3 million to be distributed between three Western Maryland counties for fiscal 2013.

The county is seeking $75,000 in ARC funds for the marketing plan, or half of the $150,000 estimated cost.

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Wind Tunnel Tests Completed On Dream Chaser Orbital Crew Vehicle

Wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle has been completed in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define the characteristics of the Dream Chaser lifting body vehicle during the approach and landing phase of flight. This information will assist Sierra Nevada Corporation engineers in preparing for the Dream Chaser vehicle’s first free flight test scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

Free Open Forum on Small Business – April 23

Governor’s Commission on Small Business Town Hall Meeting

April 23, 2012 | 10 a.m – 1p.m.
The Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD

Free Open Forum on Small Business - April 23

Governor's Commission on Small Business Town Hall Meeting

April 23, 2012 | 10 a.m - 1p.m.
The Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD - One Stop Federal Website has just been launched.  The desire for a one stop shop where information about available federal programs can be found without having to waste time and resources navigating the federa

Technical Innovation Center client, B&D Consulting, Inc. added to NSETS II team

Feb. 9, 2012

Washington County Commissioners stress commitment to business growth

February 7, 2012


At morning event, board responds to questions about stadium, commercial air service, and other topics

The Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday stressed its commitment to helping existing businesses expand as they fielded questions from local business leaders at the first of two State of the County presentations.

SBA Efforts to Assist Small Business Owners

The SBA recently announced several new online courses focused on helping small business owners understand and become government contractors.   

Government Contracting Classroom - New Online Training Resource


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