ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 28, 2010) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown released the following statement today commending the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and the University of Maryland for officially joining forces to expand education outreach and research, development and engineering efforts by signing a cooperative agreement:
“As RDECOM works to be one of our nation’s leading science and technology sources, they will now have an even stronger partnership with one of our nation’s best public universities. With the signing of this agreement, The University of Maryland and RDECOM will be able to collaborate more closely as we prepare Maryland and its military bases for realignment and the creation of 60,000 BRAC jobs. I commend RDECOM and the University of Maryland on their partnership and their work to ensure that Maryland’s workforce is prepared with the skills and training needed for our jobs of tomorrow.”
At a ceremony today at the University of Maryland, Dr. Nariman Farvardin, Acting President and Provost for the University of Maryland, and Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, RDECOM Commanding General, signed the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to build upon already existing working relationships with the university while increasing the understanding of the transforming missions and functions of Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM’s headquarters.
Lt. Governor Brown chairs the Governor’s Subcabinet on BRAC and oversees Maryland’s BRAC preparations.