Maryland is home to more than 50 federal facilities (with the majority of them located in the Baltimore Washington Corridor) which contribute an estimated $16 billion to the state's economy. For the year ending September 30, 2010, federal agencies contracted $34 billion with Maryland companies. In addition, Maryland's military installations have an economic impact of $36 billion and purchase nearly $7 billion in goods and services from Maryland companies. Fort George G. Meade/NSA has the largest level of employment, with 48,389 workers or 41% of the total employment of the seventeen military installations analyzed. To see the executive summary of the study on military installations, go here.
The National Security Agency (NSA)
To further assist businesses seeking work with government agencies, DBED recently launched a B2G website which includes a "how to" guide and other resources for businesses interested in applying for federal contracts. There is a graphic interface for Federal Agencies as well as one for Military Installations.
Another resource for those wanting to do business with federal agencies, you may want view the Federal Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Directors Interagency Council, found here. The OSDBU Council is an informal organization of Federal small business program officials that comes together monthly to exchange and discuss information on acquisition methods, issues and strategies; small business program initiatives and processes; and small business related outreach events that permit their respective agencies to increase their utilization of small businesses as prime and subcontractors to meet their annual requirements for services and goods.
The OSDBU Council is led by the Directors of the Federal OSDBUs who individually work closely with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, U. S. Small Business Administration, and Heads of Contracting for each agency along with stakeholders in the implementation and execution of the Federal small business contracting programs.
A listing of OSDBU Council member agencies may be directly accessed here.