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Meetings of Governor Moore and Congressman Hoyer with Security Tech Leaders

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  • Congressman Steny Hoyer and Governor Wes Moore met with military and national security technology development leaders in Southern Maryland.
  • They discussed how state and federal partnership can support national defense and economic development initiatives in St. Mary’s County.

Congressman Steny Hoyer and Governor Wes Moore recently met with military and business leaders in Southern Maryland to discuss the importance of state and federal partnership in supporting national defense and economic development initiatives in St. Mary’s County. Congressman Hoyer recognized Southern Maryland’s role as an innovator in national security and defense, and emphasized the need for resources to recruit, retain, and expand the highly specialized workforce in the area.

The meeting took place at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Base (Pax River), where Congressman Hoyer and Governor Moore had the opportunity to see firsthand how technologies being developed at the base are strengthening U.S. national security. Pax River, with over 20,000 employees, has been a focus of Congressman Hoyer’s work in Congress, and he continues to advocate for resources to support the recruitment and retention of top talent.

The visit also included a stop at the Southern Maryland Autonomous Research Technology (SMART) Building, where the delegation learned about the partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM) and how it promotes collaboration and innovation in STEM fields. Congressman Hoyer also met with Southern Maryland business leaders to discuss the importance of state and federal partnerships in supporting the national security and defense industry in the region.

Additionally, Congressman Hoyer visited the 3RGI Rapid Response Research Group, Booz Allen’s Pax River Missions System Integration Facility, and TechPort, all of which are contributing to the technology leadership of Southern Maryland. The visit concluded with a meeting with community leaders and members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Patuxent Partnership to discuss federal investments in research, development, and innovation.

The meeting between Congressman Hoyer, Governor Moore, and military and national security technology development leaders in Southern Maryland highlights the importance of state and federal partnership in supporting national defense and economic development initiatives. It also emphasizes the need for resources to recruit, retain, and expand the highly specialized workforce in the region.

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