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 Tactical Terry Headshot

"Tactical Network Solutions would not be the company it is today without the influential connections and assistance of the HTC. Our involvement and membership with the HTC provided introductions to and teaming opportunities with the major prime contractors. As any small business knows, gaining the attention of the major primes is a challenge. HTC made it happen."

Terry Dunlap
Tactical Network Solutions

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"The new, re-imagined Howard Tech Council really seems to embrace a wider view of serving and connecting its members not just to each other, but to all the resources the County, the State, and the wider tech community has to offer. The interconnectedness with the MCE and a willingness to embrace new ideas and young companies without losing sight of the needs of more established and well-known ones has been a great fit for Firejack as we grow and build relationships and jobs here in Howard County."

Benjamin A. Miller
President & CEO
Firejack Technologies

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"WOW! - Talk about a good use of time.. whether it's a networking or round table event, HTC is always adding value! Patrick & Julie proactively identify synergistic opportunities & use their connections to make it happen."

Arsham Mirshah

 Chris Bell Headshot

"As a direct result of our collaboration with the leadership of the Howard Tech Council and Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, in the last 30 days our company has been introduced to executives and opportunities that have resulted in 1 consulting engagement; 2 pending business agreements awaiting signature; and an invitation to share our expertise with the next generation of leaders currently enrolled in undergraduate college studies in Howard County."  

Christopher Bell III,
Senior Partner
Chris Bell 3rd & Company, LLC

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"As an entrepreneur in today's environment, there is no way I can be agile and competitive without the use of technology. Having my business located in an area like Howard County, that embraces and pushes this idea with it's Howard Tech Council, is a necessity for our vision of prosperity, collaboration and innovation."

Matej Harangozo
Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer




The Chief Information Security Officer “In-Residence” program known as “HOCO CISO” is based at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). This first of its kind program is designed to address the needs of residents of the MCE along with the more than 200 member companies of the Howard Tech Council (HTC) who do not have their own Chief Security or Privacy officer.

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Founded around the principles of Engage, Collaborate, Learn, and Lead, the HTC is much more than just networking, it is a place for both you and your business to grow.