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July 17, 2015

Montgomery County has placed its bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, which includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

July 17, 2015

Montgomery County has placed it's bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, that includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

June 26, 2015

If you guessed that the Purple line is priority number one for Prince George’s County’s when it comes to transportation projects, you guessed wrong. But luckily the County doesn't have to choose between the two.

Although Maryland government just announced that the light-rail Purple Line will get funding, the number one request for state monies was the upgrade of the I-95/I-495 partial interchange at Greenbelt Metro station.

February 12, 2015

Screams of foul play have echoed from the county to state level in the ranks of the democratic leadership. The opposition is aimed squarely at the brand new republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.

‘Mass Exodus’ has been the word on the political streets for the past two weeks in Maryland’s state capital Annapolis. Screams of foul play have echoed from the county to state level in the ranks of the democratic leadership. The opposition is aimed squarely at the brand new republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.

January 22, 2015

Silver Spring, Maryland-based United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) is a biotechnology company with a primary focus on the creation of therapeutic drugs that treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The company has four products on the market with the release of its' fourth drug Orenitram in mid 2014; after receiving FDA approval for it in December 2013.

March 14, 2014

We recently released an article about the Top 5 Worst Markets for Office Space in the D.C. area. Those areas had the highest vacancy rates in the Washington, D.C. area according to a Transwestern report.

Demand for Class-C and Class-B office space is at near all-time lows and at the same time tenants are adamant about leasing Class-A office space. In some sub markets the demand is so great that Class-A office space available is now below 1 percent.

March 7, 2014

Still reeling from its 2013 end-of-year data breaches, Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is busy reassuring shareholders, investors and even congress that it has everything under control but what about the customers including those affected by the data breaches? Besides months away, “better” anti-fraud technology and credit monitoring services, has Target replaced any of its policies that got it into this mess in the first place?

Here are three ways Target can make a bad situation better.

Target, your local DMV?

November 13, 2012

Following suit of a successful opening weekend, the rest of DC Week 2012 proved to be an outstanding gathering of the Metro-area’s brightest minds in the tech industry.

November 5, 2012

November is here and so is Digital Capital Week – Washington’s largest celebration of new and upcoming tech innovators.  Now in its third year, the weeklong series of events is already off to a fantastic start.  Nearly half of the fourteen sessions and parties between Friday and Sunday sold out.

July 30, 2012

A swarm of frustrated Americans descended upon the District of Columbia on Saturday afternoon, to participate in the first national mobilization against hydraulic fracturing.  The process involves injecting incredible amounts of water and chemicals into the earth, which cracks, thus creating a pathway for trapped natural gas to escape.

July 16, 2012

GEICO, the large insurance company based in the Friendship Heights section of Chevy Chase, MD, once again, presented its case for an extension request in front of the Montgomery County Planning Board.

May 31, 2012

Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET) and Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) have come to an agreement over the management of Gaylord's self-branded hotels.

The Nashville-based company will hand over operation of its four large hotels to hospitality giant Marriott with headquarters in Bethesda. The company which also owns several brands including the Ritz Carlton, based in Chevy Chase; will add the Gaylord Hotels brand to its portfolio for $210 million.

April 18, 2012

Rockville-based Catalyst Health Solutions (NASDAQ:CHSI), the fast growing prescription drug benefits provider, is in talks with Lisle, Illinois-based SXC Health Solutions (TSE:SXC) for a merger agreement valued at an estimated $4.4 Billion.

April 13, 2012

While the nation's capital continued its usual lead in office space construction, another surprise quarter occurred with the Maryland National Capital region leading the surrounding region.

According to March data from the Bethesda, Mid-Atlantic regional office of Transwestern and its research subsidiary, Alexandria-based Delta Associates, there was an estimated 7,204,726 square feet of office space under construction or reconstruction in the D.C. area.

April 6, 2012

Inside the boundaries of Alexandria's historic districts developers must comply with strict design rules for approval but outside those areas, apparently anything goes.

New townhomes by Prolandian Corp are planned for the northern section of the city at 101 and 103 East Reed Avenue. A dilapidated 15,287 square foot plot of land will be turned into five townhomes with architecture that's being coined as "contemporary urban chic".

March 29, 2012

A planned residential and retail project by real estate developer JBG was met with mostly heavy opposition from community residents who live in the Twinbrook area of Rockville, where the project would be developed.

The site plan for 1800 Rockville Pike came before the City of Rockville planning board Wednesday night seeking approval from the commission. The approval of the site plan would have been the final step before permits are issued and construction starts for the urban style, low-rise project designed by architectural firm, Hord Coplan Macht.

March 20, 2012

Noted as Kaiser Permanente’s largest medical center in Montgomery County by Marilyn Kawamura, president, of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc; the 175,000 square foot office building overlooking I-270 is now operational and open to serve patients after over a year of renovations.

March 2, 2012

After publishing our previous article on the preparedness of Maryland's Securities Division last week, we were finally contacted by the department and was able to get some answers about how the State was handling the upcoming rules change. We spoke with Melanie Senter Lubin, Securities Commissioner in the Securities Division at Maryland's Office of the Attorney General for our Q&A session.

February 3, 2012

Approximately 55 days left, before the March 30thdeadline for mid-size Investment Advisory firms to deregister with the SEC and register with their principal states.  In Part I, of our article, we spoke with the Associate Commissioner for Washington D.C’s Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB).  

January 27, 2012

March 30, 2012 marks a significant deadline for Investment Advisory (IA) firms throughout the nation.  Due to proposed regulations, which was derived, from Dodd-Frank (Wall Street Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protections Act), SEC has mandated that all mid-size IA firms deregister with the SEC and register with their principal states.  

January 27, 2012

On the main campus of the George Washington University, top strategists in Social Media marketing, including those from Facebook, Discovery Communications and MTV gathered for the annual What’s Next D.C. conference.

Staying true to the theme of progress and prosperity, Tod Plotkin, Principal of Green Buzz Agency, hosted the annual What’s Next D.C. conference, providing business types the chance to improve their strategies.

January 6, 2012

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your work at LCOR?

December 30, 2011

What's the best business-related advice you received that you would pass on to young entrepreneurs?