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NSWC Port Huen­eme weapon sys­tems task or­der awarded

Pre­cise Sys­tems has been awarded a five-year, $19.2 mil­lion task or­der to pro­vide weapon sys­tems in­te­gra­tion, fleet in­ter­face, launch­ers and can­is­ter en­gi­neer­ing, tech­ni­cal and lo­gis­tics ser­vices to the Air Dom­i­nance Depart­ment of the Naval Sur­face War­fare Cen­ter, Port Huen­eme Divi­sion, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

NSWCPHD is the des­ig­nated weapon sys­tems in­te­gra­tion/fleet in­ter­face agent and in-ser­vice en­gi­neer­ing agent/ fleet sup­port agent for sur­face ship com­bat and weapons sys­tems in­clud­ing the Stan­dard Mis­sile All Up Rounds, Evolved SeaS­par­row Mis­sile AURs, var­i­ous launch­ing sys­tems and their as­so­ci­ated equip­ment.

Pre­cise Sys­tems is part­nered with ICI Ser­vices, and will sup­port the U.S. Navy, Navy shore ac­tiv­i­ties, the Navies of Con­sor­tium Na­tions, Al­lied Na­tions, and For­eign Mil­i­tary Sales, the re­lease states.

Pre­cise Sys­tems is a Ser­vice Dis­abled Veteran-Owned Small Busi­ness head­quar­tered in Lex­ing­ton Park, ad­ja­cent to the Naval Air Sta­tion Patux­ent River, with field of­fice lo­ca­tions in­clude Odon, Ind., and Ox­nard, Calif. Since their found­ing in 1990, Pre­cise Sys­tems has grown to a staff of more than 350.

Sabre Sys­tems pro­motes Ma­cyko to vice pres­i­dent

Sabre Sys­tems Inc. has pro­moted An­drew Ma­cyko to vice pres­i­dent, Navy Sec­tor, Mis­sion En­gi­neer­ing and Rapid Re­sponse, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease. In ad­di­tion to di­rectly sup­port­ing NAVAIR, Ma­cyko con­tin­ues to im­prove and in­te­grate Sabre’s busi­ness pro­cesses and ex­e­cu­tion.

Ma­cyko joined Sabre in 2013 as a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor to pro­vide ac­qui­si­tion and project man­age­ment sup­port to our NAVAIR cus­tomers. As an ac­com­plished naval of­fi­cer and avi­a­tor with 30 years of proven lead­er­ship in fleet op­er­a­tions, he spe­cial­izes in strate­gic plan­ning and defense sys­tems pro­gram man­age­ment. Through his ex­pe­ri­ence as a Defense Ac­qui­si­tion Corps mem­ber and en­gi­neer­ing test pi­lot, Ma­cyko has a suc­cess­ful his­tory of lever­ag­ing his lead­er­ship skills to es­tab­lish the right goals, build al­liances and guide cross-func­tional teams in sys­tems plan­ning, re­search, de­vel­op­ment, en­gi­neer­ing and ex­per­i­men­tal flight test.

Com­mod­ity farm­ers urged to reach out for re­sources

The South­ern Mary­land Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion en­cour­ages the re­gion’s com­mod­ity farm­ers to take full ad­van­tage of pro­grams and re­sources of­fered to them, in­clud­ing loan and grant pro­grams.

In ad­di­tion to seek­ing the funds rang­ing from $2,000 to $20,000, farm­ers can take part in a South­ern Mary­land Equip­ment Rental Pro­gram, Land Preser­va­tion Pro­grams, Far­mLink Prop­erty Ex­change, Farm Dis­cus­sion Fo­rum and var­i­ous farm work­shops held through­out the year on top­ics such as farm la­bor and in­surance.

The South­ern Mary­land Agri­cul­tural Eq­uity In­cen­tive Match­ing Fund en­cour­ages loan re­quests from farm­ers, to help them meet cer­tain down-pay­ment eq­uity re­quire­ments to as­sist them in pur­chas­ing farm prop­erty.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the com­mis­sion’s pro­grams and re­sources for the re­gional agri­cul­ture com­mu­nity, go on­line to, call 301-2741922, ext. 1, send email to info@smadc. com, or send a let­ter to SMADC, P.O. Box 745, Hugh­esville, MD 20637.

An­nual women’s con­fer­ence to be held Oct. 27 in Solomons

Jack­lyn D. Miles, CEO of Miles and Ch­es­ley Con­sult­ing Ser­vices LLC, re­cently an­nounced the sec­ond an­nual “Women In­spir­ing Women” con­fer­ence to be held Satur­day, Oct. 27, at the Hol­i­day Inn Solomons Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

“This year’s con­fer­ence theme is ‘You Earned Your Value, Now Own It! It’s Time to Speak Up!’,” Miles said in the re­lease. “I ask you, do you know your worth? Do you own your worth? Do you speak up at the right time? Is your voice heard? If not, I en­cour­age you to lis­ten to our speak­ers, to help you find your value, your worth and your voice.”

The event will fea­ture speak­ers, break­out ses­sions, thought-pro­vok­ing pan­els and the chance to meet at­ten­dees from all over the South­ern Mary­land and Wash­ing­ton, D.C., met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas. This year’s con­fer­ence was cre­ated with the ob­jec­tives to cul­ti­vate and in­spire women to seek their high­est level of per­sonal and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment; pro­vide women with dy­namic top­ics ad­dress­ing ma­jor is­sues that are crit­i­cal to­day; en­joy, and to have fun and net­work with pro­fes­sional women (and men) within a unique fo­rum.

The con­fer­ence’s key­note speaker will be Del. Edith Pat­ter­son, an ed­u­ca­tor and civic leader cur­rently rep­re­sent­ing Charles County, District 28. She will be speak­ing on the topic “You Earned Your Value, Now Own It!” and the im­por­tance of go­ing out of your com­fort zone.

For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mile­sand­ch­es­­fer­ence or con­tact Alice Bank­ins at abank­ins@mile­sand­ch­es­

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