News and Media Releases about the efforts of the USBTA

New businesses, economic growth planned around innovative technology center in Southern Maryland

By admin | July 27, 2021

By Amanda Winters

With phase one of the Indian Head revitalization plan complete, all eyes are now on phase two to see what additional innovative projects are happening in Charles County.

Last fall, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated the opening of the Velocity Center – a 13,000 square-foot space where students can interact, innovate, and conduct research with industry leaders and Navy scientists from the local Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head.

Now across the street, a renovation is underway by the United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA), where a revamped shopping center will ultimately become a multi-use site for the association and will house the new Maryland Technology Center (MTC).

Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz and Maryland Housing Secretary Kenneth C. Holt recently visited the site to tour the second phase of the town’s revitalization. While there, the state announced a $250,000 grant for the Military Alliance Council, which will go towards USBTA’s renovations to form the MTC and attract new businesses and additional jobs to the area. Later that day, the college and USBTA signed an MOU to strengthen their partnership and work together to boost economic growth throughout the region.

According to G. S. Proctor & Associates, while USBTA’s mission is to provide training opportunities with emerging technologies, the MTC will be the first-of-its-kind by uniting top academic, industry, and government organizations and developing new technology to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security. MTC will also support more than 3,000 bomb techs and public safety personnel at home and abroad, and will be known as a Center of Excellence for Bomb Disposal Technology Development, Research and Training.

In addition to these efforts, four businesses plan to have a presence at the MTC once it is operational, including Applied Research AssociatesMithiX ProDetectachem; and Med-Eng, which will support technology research and training for national defense interests. The facility is expected to create more than 150 new tech jobs over the next three years.
This opportunity is one of several transformative projects being worked on in Southern Maryland. Learn about the innovation district forming in St. Mary’s County.



By admin | June 20, 2021

Written by The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) signed a Memorandum…

Press Release

By brian | April 2, 2021

The Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) (formerly the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)), EOD and Explosive Operations (EOD/EXO) Subgroup under Dr. Ed Bundy,…


By brian | January 27, 2021

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 The United States Bomb Technician Association  (USBTA) is establishing an emerging technology research, development, and training facility in the Town…

Bomb tech association site established in Indian Head

By brian | January 6, 2021

By RYAN VOLLAND The United States Bomb Technician Association established a multi-use site in Indian Head in November that plans to grow education and technology…

Ravens Challenge

By admin | August 18, 2020

Ravens Challenge is an interoperability training exercise involving Military and Public Safety Bomb Technicians conducting Render Safe Operations in a challenging environment. We would strongly…

USBTA Training Exercises

By admin | August 18, 2020

The USBTA will be sponsoring Technology Training Exercises. These events will be at no cost to any active Public Safety or Military Bomb Technicians. The…

USBTA Chair of Academic Steering Committee Press Release:

By admin | August 18, 2020

The United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) is proud to name Daniel “Dan” DeMott as Chair of the USBTA Academic Steering Committee. This committee of…