Security firm triples space in move to accommodate growth | Tech startups receive $1.2M in funding help from agencies | Opinion: Make cybersecurity a priority for medical device development
March 23, 2017
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Cybersecurity and Technology
Lockheed awarded $347M contract for DOD Cyber Crime Center support
Lockheed Martin has received a $347 million contract to support the Defense Department's Defense Cyber Crime Center over the next five years. "Our cybersecurity threat intelligence expertise and technology speed the response needed to safeguard information in this constantly evolving environment," said Lockheed's Deon Viergutz.
Product Design & Development online (3/16) 
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Security firm triples space in move to accommodate growth
Cybersecurity consulting provider Anchor Technologies has tripled its space with a move from Annapolis to Columbia. The new location will allow the 12-employee firm to add more workers, be closer to top clients and increase sales of a security solution targeted at smaller companies.
The Baltimore Sun (3/13), (3/15) 
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Health IT
Tech startups receive $1.2M in funding help from agencies
Seven tech startups have received $1.2 million from two business support organizations. The Maryland Technology Development Corp. awarded $500,000, while the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. dished out $700,000 through its VOLT Fund.
The Daily Record (Baltimore) (3/17),  The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Baltimore (3/13) 
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Opinion: Make cybersecurity a priority for medical device development
Cybersecurity should be a priority at all stages of connected medical device development and throughout the device's lifetime, writes Fred Pennic, founder of HIT Consultant. FDA cybersecurity guidelines are nonbinding, but device makers that do not follow the guidelines are putting themselves at risk for expensive lawsuits, Pennic notes.
HIT Consultant (3/10) 
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Vaccine and Immunotherapeutics
Biotech firm gets new $100M contract for anthrax vaccines
Emergent BioSolutions has received a fresh $100 million contract to supply its FDA-approved anthrax vaccines to the federal government. The company also said it had modified a $1.6 billion contract awarded last September, trimming $100 million at the government's request.
FiercePharma (3/21) 
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Biotech and Life Science
Johns Hopkins U. president calls proposed NIH cut "draconian"
Johns Hopkins University stands to lose funding opportunities if the Trump administration's proposed 20% cut for the National Institutes of Health is approved. The university is tops in the country in NIH grants, having received $651 million last year.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Baltimore (3/20) 
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Trump budget doubles FDA review fees
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The total fees charged by the FDA to review and approve new drugs and medical devices would more than double to more than $2 billion under the fiscal 2018 budget proposed by the Trump administration. In exchange, the document says, the approval process would be streamlined.
Reuters (3/16) 
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Government Affairs
Homeland Security gets $1.5B for cybersecurity in Trump budget
President Donald Trump's first budget proposal calls for an appropriation of $1.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security to protect US computer networks and critical infrastructure from attacks by hackers. The document also urges stronger cooperation between the private sector and government on cybersecurity issues.
The Hill (3/16) 
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Talent and Capital
Georgetown, U. of Md. to offer scholarships
Georgetown University and the University of Maryland are among four colleges that will offer scholarships to federal workers to develop sought-after skills. "We are proud to expand and enhance the ability for qualified federal employees to access a world-class Georgetown education," said Kelly Otter, dean of Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies.
University Herald (3/16), (3/14) 
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MTC News
BIO Legislative Day Fly, April 4 and 5
The BIO Legislative Day Fly will be held April 4 and 5 in Washington D.C. Attendees are invited to participate in a legislative briefing and networking reception on Tuesday. On Wednesday, attendees can participate in meetings with Congressional offices of their home states along with other attendees from the same state.

Register here. Contact Brian Stoker at with questions.

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