Daniel Whipp, a Harford County native and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, has been tapped to lead the Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor (CSSC) under the Glassman administration.
“We are pleased to have Daniel join our team and lead the Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor and its regional initiatives,” said Karen Holt, director of the Harford County Office of Economic Development.
The CSSC, an arm of the Harford County Office of Economic Development, is a 52-member regional consortium of government, industry and academia representatives whose primary focus is the economic vitality of the region in support of sustaining the mission of Aberdeen Proving Ground. CSSC is also the financial link to federal dollars infused in the APG community for planning and assessment as a BRAC growth community. To date, CSSC has received more than $10 million in federal funding from the DoD Office of Economic Adjustment and executed more than 25 studies and analyses, from curriculum needs to research park feasibility, commuter services, and most recently, the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) currently underway with Harford, Cecil, and Kent counties, the cities of Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, and APG.
“CSSC is a critical entity in terms of communication and collaboration across our region for our defense community,” said County Executive Glassman. “Although we strive for a diversified economy, we recognize the vital role DoD and the related contracting community contributes as an economic engine.”