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NMTC's technology/workforce blog NEXtech, is informally desciobed as Coffee With Casner, after NMTC  Executive Director John Casner who populates the blog eacg Sunday evening, is a  two-minute read alerting you to the latest trends in advancing technology and innovation and workforce for the future.

We present ideas to spark the fires of change contributing to your future success.

 Technologies we are tracking this calendar quarter are (suggest those important to you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

 3D and 4D Printing
Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Battery Tech

Cloud Technology
Cybersecurity Hyperautomation
Machine Learning 

Predictive Analytics
Synthetic Chemistry
Voice Search Technolog

Thursday August 5, 2021 @ 4pm Eastern


There are many fundamental elements that can crush or hinder your presence including domain registrations, hosting performance, mobile and accessibility compliance, loss of content with no way to restore it,  badly formed search engine optimization elements, visual appearance, and more.

Join us as we take a quick run through these issues with some practical suggestions you can implement immediately.

melissa 2MNS Group presents the most recent news related to the upcoming CMMC standard.  CMMC will impact organizations who are doing business with the Department of Defense.  We’ll look at the impact this standard will have on organizations, and within the industry more broadly.  Additionally, we will help organizations understand how to prepare for CMMC assessment.”

Chad Dukes, Enterprise Account Executive, MNS group

Assent of Drones JWCAssent of Drones presented by SURVICE Engineering and sponsored by Drone Mats. May 06, 2021

Whether these unmanned aircraft are controlled by a remote or accessed via a smartphone app, they possess the capability of reaching the most remote areas with little to no manpower needed and require the least amount of effort, time, and energy. This is one of the biggest reasons why they are being adopted worldwide, especially by these four sectors: Military, Commercial, Personal, and Future Technology. The designs presented by the SURVICE Engineering team are becoming capable of transporting up to 500 lbs.

Download  Mark’s drone presentation, (Videos removed to reduce download size) pdfAssent of Drones by SURVICE Eng, May 06, 2021
Download Drone Mats (more links at end of page) HERE

A few of the uses identified for drones:

Aerial photography for journalism and film
Express shipping and delivery
Gathering information or supplying essentials for disaster management
Thermal sensor drones for search and rescue operations
Geographic mapping of inaccessible terrain and locations
Building safety inspections
Precision crop monitoring
Unmanned cargo transport
Law enforcement and border control surveillance
Storm tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tornadoes
and, multiple military applications.

Development of hundreds of more uses of drones are underway due to the multiple investments pouring into this promising industry everyday. Estimated to be a $64 Billion industry by 2023, with millions of drones in use.

Not for you? at one time, every innovative technology faced that, maybe even the wheel.


Mark Butkiewicz, Applied Technology Operations Manager (ATO) for SURVICE Engineering, and now creating, here in Churchville, MD, one of the country’s most unique drone research facilities – SURVICE ATO at the Harford County Airport. It’s unique because it has its own, and rare to get, restricted flying zone for drones; it’s on the maps of the FAA and airlines maps, with this new facility supporting the development and testing of the latest in unmanned multirotor platforms and integration of custom payloads and autonomous technologies.

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Drone Mats from Geyer Instructional: Why do you need them?

RMI LinkedInHeaderDigital Tech Transforming Manufacturing. Powered by data and automation, digitization is transforming every step of the manufacturing process, from supply chain and enterprise to the shop floor and end users. … By adopting and implementing smart technologiesmanufacturers can increase productivity, improve inefficiencies and further sustainability.

The buzz term is Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, and it’s about focusing on connectivity and communication. It presents a future where devices are connected so that they can communicate and make smart decisions, often more robot than human. 

Mike Galiazzo, Ph.D, is the long tenured President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of MD, for over 30 years championing the value of a growing manufacturing base in Maryland.

Water Cooler March 4, 2021: Three Magic Things of Cybersecurity

WC 20210304 3ThingsToChange LinkedInHeader“The Three Magic Things” of Cybersecurity”.
Download presentation:
pdfAtlantic Data Forensics NMTC 3 Magic Things March 2021

On March 04, 2021, Brian Dykstra, CEO of Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc., with over 25 years’ experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident response, and secure network architecture and his company, an internationally recognized company handling hundreds of forensic investigations and data breaches each year for clients in the US, presented the most valuable tips for us to stay safe in the cyber world.

The basis for his presentation centered around Cyber Crime- one of the greatest threats to every business, and the pandemic has increased the threat 400% as noted recently by the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center- IC(3). The impacts to the financial health of the company, reputation, and ability to operate can be catastrophic if not handled well from the time of the incident identification. Brian reviewed some recent cases during the pandemic that employers have faced and how they handled the situation.

His solution is: “Be Proactive, Prepare For The New Threats”

  • Ransomware is an Evolving Threat that Now Exploits the New Normal Brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Organizations with Newly Remote Workers are at Heightened Risk
  • Enterprises can Deploy “Three Magic Things,” which will Significantly Reduce Their Risk of a Cyber Incident at Little to No Cost

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