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March 2, 2011

Growing Cybersecurity Company Prepares For Relocation to bwtech@UMBC

Contact:
Anthony Lane
Communications Manager: Science, Technology and Environment
UMBC
410-455-5793
alane@umbc.edu


Ross Technologies (RTGX), a growing Maryland company that helps businesses and government agencies take a system-wide approach to securing computer systems, is moving its headquarters to the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park this spring.

RTGX will be part of an expanding group of companies at bwtech developing technology and supporting institutional changes needed to protect information systems from a growing range of cyber threats.

Armando Seay, who founded RTGX with Kathy Adams in 1997, said he is excited that the new location will put the company adjacent to the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and within a short drive of national intelligence and cybersecurity resources at Fort Meade.

“We are thrilled to be moving our headquarters to bwtech,” Seay said. “This location will help us find fresh talent coming out of UMBC and further our goal of innovating in the field of cybersecurity.”

RTGX, which is currently based in Howard County, will occupy 11,425 square feet in the newest building on bwtech’s north campus. Telcordia, a global leader in communications software, is opening an office in the same building this spring, and the building will also be home to Northrop Grumman’s Cync program, a new incubator that will nurture high-potential, early-stage companies as they develop tools to secure and protect the computer hardware, software and networks vital to national defense.

“We are excited that RTGX is joining the other companies at bwtech working to protect information systems,” said Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech’s executive director. “The expanding cybersecurity focus at bwtech is creating new opportunities for collaboration between companies and UMBC researchers.”

RTGX expects to house executive leadership, program management, cyber quality assurance, human resources, advanced research and financial management at its bwtech headquarters. C-Volve, an emerging cyber intelligence company being mentored by RTGX, will also be based at bwtech. C-Volve is focused on cyber
network defense and data breach security and risk mitigation.

"RTGX adds to the critical cluster of Baltimore County companies doing the important work of securing data," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "Their collaboration with UMBC students and researchers will enrich our entire information technology community."

UMBC, www.umbc.edu, ranks fourth among U.S. research universities in the production of IT degrees and certificates, and it is the largest producer of such graduates among research universities in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The campus offers a master’s degree and a graduate certificate in cybersecurity, and it is rated a Center of Excellence in information assurance education and research. Thousands of UMBC graduates work in the intelligence community for key federal agencies and private partners.

bwtech@UMBC, www.bwtechumbc.com, located adjacent to UMBC’s campus, is a 71-acre research and technology community that is home to nearly 70 technology and life science companies in the Research Park and Incubator and Accelerator programs. Fifteen of these companies are in the cybersecurity area.

RTGX, www.rtgx.com, is a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions — including systems design, development, and integration; and outsourcing and managed services — to clients in national security, civil government, and commercial markets. The company also delivers business solutions for contingency and disaster response planning, cyber assurance, business intelligence, enterprise architecture, infrastructure management, and wireless integration. RTGX’s strong core competencies in program and project portfolio management consulting and solutions has lead to strong earnings growth across the Federal and State and Local Government sectors. RTGX’s Systems and Network Integration Division has substantial relationships with EMC, VM Ware, and Dell and provides fully integrated Computing and Storage Virtualization solutions through its partnerships with these leading providers of world class solutions. RTGX is certified by the Federal Small Business Association as a Woman Owned 8(a) Business Enterprise. RTGX also maintains and sells services and solutions through its Federal GSA Schedule 70 contract.

Posted by alane at March 2, 2011 8:45 AM