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June 2, 2010

bwtech@UMBC’s Advantage Incubator Welcomes New Tenants

Technology companies join incubator program

June 2, 2010

Deborah Shapiro
Marketing Manager

bwtech@UMBC’s Advantage Incubator is pleased to announce that two companies have recently joined its program. Technology Security Associates and Intellibit Systems are both veteran-owned small businesses that provide technology services to both government and commercial clients. As residents of the Advantage Incubator, they will receive the benefits associated with being in a federal HUBZone in addition to the strategic location that makes it easier for them to serve their clients.

Technology Security Associates specializes in information security for weapons systems, working mostly for the U.S. Navy. The technologies developed by the company allow for secure communication between military command centers and can also be used to enhance security in the commercial sector. Tom Jarboe, co-owner of TSA with business partner Lee Bradshaw, said the company also provides services for medical and legal offices, allowing sensitive information such as patient records and legal documents to be transmitted securely.

The company, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Southern Maryland, has additional locations in North Carolina and Philadelphia. Jarboe said the company was looking to establish an office in the BWI Corridor and they felt bwtech@UMBC was an ideal location, with its proximity to Ft. Meade.

“We want to leverage the security work we’ve done in weapons communications to projects with Ft. Meade and the NSA.” Jarboe noted that Ft. Meade is the headquarters for the military’s recently-established Cyberspace Command, and that TSA is well-positioned to support the DoD’s cybersecurity needs.

Jarboe said locating at UMBC fulfills another company goal: “We need to recruit college graduates with the latest information on cybersecurity.” With UMBC recently recognized by the NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence in Education and Research, and offering an array of graduate programs in cybersecurity, information systems and computer science, there should be no shortage of qualified interns and employees for TSA.

Intellibit Systems, owned by Juan Pabellon, is an IT services consulting company. It provides professional network data communications and information technology support services to government and commercial clients. They also offer professional information technology education and public outreach services. Prior to moving to bwtech@UMBC, they were located in the Annapolis Junction area.

“We are excited to welcome these companies to bwtech@UMBC and the Advantage Incubator program. With the increased attention to cybersecurity in the I-95 corridor and throughout the state, TSA and Intellibit have a great deal of business opportunities. We look forward to helping them succeed,” said Ellen Hemmerly, executive director, bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park.

Posted by dshapiro at June 2, 2010 3:03 PM