Why Maryland?



flag Maryland is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the growing economic trends in cyber security. Maryland is home to pivotal US Government agencies, world class research and academic organizations, a growing private technology sector, and un-matched national and state political support. The Security Technology Institute is the vehicle needed to take advantage of the opportunities created by this unique and exciting combination of factors.

The National Security Agency (NSA) – Ft. Meade, Maryland

This decades old military base is located just 15 minutes from Baltimore. By the end of 2010, it will be the home of the largest buyer and user of security technology in the world, with annual budgets in the tens of billions of dollars.

The National Security Agency (NSA), a long term resident at Fort Meade has two important new neighbors. With the move from Virginia of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the establishment of the new Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Command, central Maryland has become the undisputed center for communication and security technology for the US Government.

The Security Technology Institute believes that by helping the private sector access this growing Government market for innovative new security technology, we can begin to build a much larger community of security technology enterprise. This is critical to not just meeting US Government needs but to addressing an even larger commercial markets need for similar technology.


The US Government Market as “Seed Capital”

The US Government market is a great place to bring innovative new security technology. They have the need, the infrastructure and the willingness to test and evaluate innovative technologies that can support their security mission requirements. These engagements often lead not just to Government sales, but to feedback that can help make the product even more effective and compelling to the much larger global government and commercial marketplace.