The agreement codifies collaborative efforts between TEDCO and the Navy to enhance technological development and innovation

COLUMBIA, Md. (June 5, 2024)PIA PromoTEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced the signing of a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).

Through this agreement, TEDCO will work to increase the likelihood of success in cooperative or joint activities with small business firms and educational institutions that need or can make demonstrably productive use of technology-related assistance from NSWCDD.

“At NSWCDD, one of our values is delivering uncompromising technical excellence. We are mission and product-focused, embracing opportunities through partnerships to research, develop, test and evaluate technology for our Sailors and Marines,” said NSWCDD chief technology officer, Todd Graves. 
This agreement aims to promote collaborative activities between the Navy, small business firms and educational institutions served by TEDCO. The services to be provided by TEDCO are intended to foster cooperative research and expand the transfer of technology between and among Federal laboratories, small businesses and universities.

This agreement codifies the relationship between NSWCDD and TEDCO, allowing the two organizations to help promote and foster more opportunities for Maryland’s innovative businesses to work together with NSWCDD.

“At TEDCO, we are committed to fostering opportunities for Maryland businesses to work with the experts at Dahlgren,” said Troy LeMaile-Stovall, TEDCO CEO. “Through this PIA, TEDCO works to further stitch together the Maryland ecosystem, identifying and promoting technological innovations while facilitating connections between businesses and educational institutions.”

In addition, this agreement creates various support mechanisms for the Maryland ecosystem, including: 

  • Supporting the identification of ways businesses and educational institutions can use NSWCDD technologies and technology-related assistance;
  • Promoting further collaborative efforts between the Navy and TEDCO;
  • Supporting the identification of technology-related programs that can benefit businesses and educational institutions;
  • Identifying innovative businesses interested in cooperative research agreements with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD);
  • Participating in a collaborative and ongoing discussion of technology marketing, outreach and educational programs, while also collaborating to present programs showcasing NSWCDD technologies and areas of interest in research and development;
  • Showcasing the technology and capabilities of businesses and educational institutions that may be of interest to NSWCDD in connection with its research and development mission; and
  • Identifying areas of workforce development with NSWCDD that will be made available to its employees.

“This collaboration with the NSWCDD Technology Transfer team will support the creation of a more diverse and sustainable ecosystem in Maryland,” said Kim Mozingo, director of federal programs at TEDCO. “This can help us connect businesses and educational institutions with NSWCDD’s cutting-edge technologies and programs, thereby supporting business growth and innovation while also expanding the depth and breadth of our ecosystem.”

TEDCO’s Federal Programs work with the federal labs to provide access to technology, data sets, facilities, equipment, and more to support Maryland entrepreneurs. To learn more about the opportunities available, visit


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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