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APL - National Security Agency (NSA) Tech Partnering Event 2007 with Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

On October 31, 2007, the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) joined forces to host a dynamic event featuring APL and NSA Information and Communications Technologies available for commercialization.

NSA is the world expert on cryptology and electronic communications systems. Researchers work across interdisciplinary worlds involving knowledge discovery, advanced mathematics, quantum computing, nanotechnology, networking technologies, linguistics, communications, information processing and computer systems security.

APL technologies complemented those from the NSA. This event marked more than 30 showcases organized by TEDCO, beginning with the first event held in 2000 at APL. This was the third time that APL has highlighted its technologies in TEDCO’s program, the previous event taking place in 2003. TEDCO has developed many nationally recognized programs—including showcase events—that facilitate the technology development, transfer and commercialization process. The TCM, a trade association that helps the region’s technology organizations grow, lent its networking expertise to draw more than 250 attendees. The HCEDA sponsored a networking reception at the conclusion of the showcase

The Event
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7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am – 9:00 am  

Welcoming Remarks:
* J. Sommerer, Applied Physics Laboratory, Director of Science & Technology and Chief Technology Officer
* Norm Moulton, National Security Agency Research Directorate, Chief Technology Officer
* Renee Winsky, TEDCO, President and Executive Director
* Julie Coons, Tech Council of Maryland, President

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Technology Transfer Briefings
* Kristin Gray, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab PP
* William Newbill, National Security Agency  

9:30 am – 9:50 am  

Procurement and Acquisitions 
* Pamela Porter, National Security Agency Office of Small Business Programs
* J. Ruth, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Sub-contracting

9:50 am – 10:00 am

Q&A Panel: Technology Transfer Briefing and Procurement and Acquisitions
Moderated by Ron Kaese, TEDCO

10:00 am – 10:15 am TEDCO Funding Briefing
10:15 am – 10:25 am APL Success Story:  
Applied Imagery LLC and Quick Terrain Modeler™– Kristin Gray text PP

10:25 am – 10:40 am

NSA Success Story: 
Aladdin, Wyckoff Natural Language Processing (DEMO) - Richard Wyckoff

10:40 am – 11:05 am

Break: Networking and Poster Sessions

11:05 am – 12:05 am

Technical Presentations I

Information Retrieval 

Decision Support

12:05 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch, Networking and Poster Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Technical Presentations II 


2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Break: Networking and Poster Session

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Technical Presentations III

Information Security

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Networking Reception: Sponsored by Howard County Economic Development Authority

(DEMO) A demonstration will be featured at the event.
text Abstract
abstract Fact Sheet
Video Video
PP Powerpoint Presentation