Cybersecurity Excellence

The Maryland National Capital Region is one of the strongest links in America’s cybersecurity chain. Home to a cadre of federal agencies, military installations and cybersecurity firms that protect industry, defend the mission and foster talent, our region is the nerve center of national intelligence and defense information systems.

In a global space where attacks are incessant, the cybersecurity culture within our six-county region is collaborative, capable and connected. From the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command to the military installations dotting our landscape, companies enter an ecosystem where the talent is in steady supply, and the excellence is on point.

Jointly sponsored by NSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 17 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE) are located in Maryland, with over half situated in the Maryland National Capital Region. Our CAE community sustains a talent pipeline of  professionals that anticipate threats and advance our global position.

For every Lockheed Martin defending the mission on a global scale, our circle of support nurtures small business success stories like the woman and veteran-owned IntelliGenesis, which brings muscle to the offense. Whether you’re launching or growing, you’re networked for global impact.