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Bridging Disparities by creating an
Ecosystem of Opportunity

Supporting Education, Research and service in Prince George’s County

About The Maryland Center at Bowie State University

(The Center) was established in 2000 as a legally constituted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the State of Maryland and has as its charter to eliminate disparities, including those in health, education and socioeconomic status. In December 2003, the Center was granted affiliated foundation status by the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland (USM). As an affiliated foundation, the Center engages in and supports activities to further enhance the educational, research and service mission of Bowie State University (BSU). The Center and the University work in concert to increase the research capacity of the University. The Center is housed on the campus of BSU, the historically black member of the USM, in Prince George’s County (PGC), Maryland under the Office of Institutional Advancement. A significant portion of the Center’s portfolio consists of providing health education and increasing the use of technology in communities and schools to implement strategies for positive behavior and lifestyle changes for healthy and productive living in personal, family, community, and workplace environments. The Center has worked extensively within PGC and has had strong collaborative relationships with health officials, grass-roots organizations and existing coalitions in nearby counties. The Center performance history includes two federal contract vehicles in the area of information technology and human capital that have a combined ceiling of 15.8 billion over the next eight years. The Center has expertise in minority outreach and technical assistance; community based participatory research; evaluation; health needs assessments; training; research conferences; health and educational seminars; program development and implementation; and program oversight.

About Bowie State University

Bowie State University (BSU), as a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The University places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit the website at

Pioneering Educational Partnership and Business Mentoring Capabilities

  • Approved mentor in the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program.

  • A part of the University System of Maryland (USM), Bowie State University, is the Maryland’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and one of the ten oldest HBCUs in the country.

  • Bowie State University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber security instruction by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security and is a founding member of the Maryland Alliance for Information Security Assurance (MAISA).

  • Public-private partnership (P3) program in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics include the signature Pre-K3 through PhD Career Pathways program, Education Innovation Initiative (EI2), which helps prepare underrepresented populations to meet the growing need for a cyberage ready workforce.

  • Bowie State University also partnered with NASA in establishing a certified Satellite Operations and Control Center facility on campus to directly engage students in the management of low-earth orbiting satellites.

  • The City of Bowie and Bowie State University established a business incubator, the Business Innovation Center (BIC), to identify, nurture and build sustainable businesses, by providing support services and facilities aimed at helping startup operations grow during their early stages of development.

  • Through its partnership alliances and pioneering programs, Bowie State University has targeted Cloud Security, Information Assurance, Mobility and Informatics Services as areas of focus in applying its Mentoring Capabilities.

The Center provides Quality Support Services in the following key areas:

  • Access Applications
  • Archive Site
  • Artificial Intelligence/Intelligent Agents
  • Back-up Site
  • Business Service Computing
  • Cloud/Host System
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Community Research
  • Community Resilience
  • Compilers and Programming Languages
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality
  • Computer Network Security
  • Content Management
  • Curriculum Development
  • Data Network Analyses
  • Data Network Analyses
  • Economic Analyses
  • Evaluation
  • Facilities
  • Grants Management
  • Host/Production System
  • Inter-agency Connectivity
  • IT Service Provider
  • Knowledge Management and Experience Bases
  • Measurement, Metrics, and Analysis
  • National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • Network Traffic
  • Parallel Computing and Real-time Systems
  • Policy Analysis and Development
  • Power
  • Process Improvement and Change Management
  • Program/Project Management
  • Research/Development Test Bed
  • Secure Coding
  • Software Quality Assurance and Defect Management
  • Software Safety
  • Systems/Software Development Methods and Techniques
  • Training/Development
  • Video and Image Processing
  • Virtual Sandbox
  • Wireless Sensor Network


Board of Directors

David A. Washington IV

Mary C. Larkin
Vice Chair
Georgetown Street Law

Alexis Revis Yeoman
Prince George’s County Housing Authority

Tami Jackson-Buckner
Michael Best Strategies LLC

Kimberly Hulsey
VP, Legal & Government Affairs Scripps Networks Interactive

Kevin Cooke
Housing Urban Development

Shawna Whatley
Holland & Knight LLP

Terry Lawlah
The Maryland Center at Bowie State University

IDIQ Vehicles

HR Solutions Studies & Analysis (HRSS)

CONTRACT #: W91WAW-10-D-0003

  • Period of Performance
  • Base Year: December 29, 2009
  • Four 1-Year Options (Through 2014)

ENCORE II (IT) Solutions

CONTRACT #: HC1028-08-D-2008

  • Period of Performance
  • Base Year: June 1, 2008
  • Five Year Base Period and Five 1-Year Options

HR Solutions Recruiting and Retention

CONTRACT #: W91WAW-09-R-0013

  • Period of Performance
  • Base Year: November 3, 2010
  • Four 1-Year Options (Through 2014)

HR Solutions Personnel Support Services

CONTRACT #: W91WAW-11-D-0029

  • Period of Performance
  • Base Year: November 4, 2010
  • Five Year Base Period