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COLUMBIA, Md. (December 7, 2021)—TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today it has selected Advancement Strategy Consulting (Advancement Strategy) to provide managed information technology (IT) services. Advancement Strategy is a pioneering consulting company that provides services in IT, data, policy, and strategy to clients that positively impact the world.

Advancement Strategy“We’re looking forward to working with a well-established business, right here in our state,” said Terry Rauh, TEDCO’s chief operating officer. “Advancement Strategy has an impressive portfolio and innovative ideas, and we anticipate this collaboration enhancing our cyber security, data governance, and efficiency to manage applications in an increasingly hybrid and multi-cloud world.” 

Advancement Strategy is a management and technology consulting firm providing impactful solutions to business and IT challenges. Advancement Strategy’s team of industry veterans provides IT and data governance strategy, data engineering and advanced analytics among other services. A certified Maryland MBE and SBA 8(a) firm, Advancement Strategy provides solutions from decades of executive experience, and it has continued success with Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies. 

“We are ecstatic about helping TEDCO achieve its vision,” said Frederick McCullough, Advancement Strategy’s CEO. “TEDCO is a vital agent providing financing and innovation in Maryland’s technology economy. Advancement Strategy looks forward to providing technology infrastructure support and strategy as TEDCO’s Managed Services Provider (MSP), which in turn will contribute to the vibrance of the entrepreneurial community and job growth in Maryland.”

TEDCO sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Managed IT Service Provider in September 2021. The scope of the RFP was to find a service provider which would consolidate the organization’s management of IT services under one qualified firm to support the entire IT environment. Advancement Strategy is expected to conduct a full IT assessment and develop a long-term strategy for managing enhanced infrastructure and security to meet industry standards. 


TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology and life science-based companies in Maryland. Learn more at

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