COL Edward C. RothsteinGarrison Commander Fort George G. Meade PMI - Baltimore July 10, 2012
Fort Meade’s Mission & Vision • PERSONAL VALUES • Family • Faith • Loyalty • Integrity • Helping Others MISSION Provide the required infrastructure, a safe and secure community, and a quality of life that enables Fort Meade to be the Center of Excellence in Information, Intelligence and Cyber. VISION Excellence in installation support through Innovation and Partnership, while fostering Balance. ORGANIZATION VALUES • Partnership • Teamwork • Professionalism • Honesty • Customer Service • Transparency
Location • Land Acreage • 5,067 acres “Baltimore – Washington DC Corridor” • Buildings • 1,517 • 9,611,120 SF • Business park environment Fort Meade • Tenant Units/Organizations • 95 • BRAC growth: 3 (1 = 10) • Non-BRAC Growth (Cyber Command) • Important Characteristics • Hwys 295, 32, 175 • border installation • Nature Preserve on south border • Base divided by MD 175 • Schools: Anne Arundel County Fort Meade is located between Washington & Baltimore.
Economic Impact • Maryland’s military installations purchased $6.6 billion in goods and services from state companies. Fort Meade/NSA were the largest contributors to this mix. • Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer and has the 3rd largest workforce of any Army installation in the U.S. • 7.5 % of Maryland’s economic activity is from military installations—Fort Meade, including NSA, comprises half of this activity. Compiled from a 2008 Maryland State Department of Business and Economic Development Study, these numbers have only increased in the past four years.
A Unique Post: Fort Meade Personnel, BRAC & Beyond Other EligiblePatrons People Working on Post BRAC Growth 25%Military 26%Contractors *5 Feb 12 ASIP* 56,777 “BRAC was only a small portion of Fort Meade’s growth. Maryland’s largest military installation and its workforce will continue to grow and expand as information, intelligence and cyber missions continue to grow.” – Col. Ed Rothstein 49%Govt. Civilians *Those within a 40 mile radius eligible to receive services from Fort Meade*
Fort Meade Work Force Distribution *Regional Growth Management Committee 2009 Data*
Fort Meade’s Priorities Mission First, People Always! Concerned about “Team Meade” stress level and balance • Lead Transformation • Effective and Efficient Use of Constrained Resources • Prioritize and Deliver programs and services • Provide quality service to internal and external customers • Foster “Team Meade” Community • Inside and Outside the Fence Line Strategic Communications Uncertain Times Funding TDA STRESS
Transformation (2011-2015) CYBER CMD YS Fields Cyber Charette – Summer 2009 DISA Exchange Apartments NSA Growth Adjud DMA PAL 902th VA Clinic Shoppette CDC DINFOS Temp- WTU Mini- CDC NSA Master Plan – Fall 2008 AWG
Fort Meade Community Outreach • GOAL: To ensure service members, families and civilians have the support of the local community and the American people. • OBJECTIVES: • Foster and sustain effective state and local support to improve the quality of life for service members, families and civilians. • Promote community understanding of the installation mission and the military way of life while enhancing community support and awareness. • Utilize current Army and DOD programs and services as well as internal and external committees, working groups, events, to encourage mutual understanding, appreciation and support. • TACTICS: • Community Resource / Liaison • Installation Tours • Community Covenant Council • Community Organization Participation • Community Events e-mail /mailing lists • Quarterly Congressional Staffer Visits • Service Member Recognition Opportunities • Speakers Bureau • AUDIENCES: • External • Local Community (regional) • Community Influencers • Veterans • Elected Officials • Business Community • Media • Internal • Retirees • DOD / Military Leadership • Military & Civilian Workforce • Family Members Main COMREL Focus
Fort Meade Community Outreach • Together we are dedicated to building lasting bonds for the support and welfare of the Fort George G. Meade Military Community and to improve the strength of the entire Fort Meade region. • We recognize the great potential for beneficial partnerships, initiatives, programs and events to connect our communities. • We are committed to building relationships, collaborating, combining resources and filling the gaps to provide support and resources reflective of the commitment the Fort Meade Military Community has made to our Nation. • Through the establishment of the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, we pledge to: • Raise the understanding of and develop potential solutions to the issues, concerns and needs of the Fort Meade Military Community. • Provide awareness of local, state and federal resources available. • Connect the military, civilian and business communities through resources provided, events and partnerships, fostering mutually beneficial relationships.
Upcoming Major Events www.ftmeade.army.mil
How to Get Involved: • Attend Events – Take advantage of the many free or reduced price events at Fort Meade that are open to the public. • Volunteer – Whether through the Fort Meade Volunteer Office or the Fort Meade USO, there are many ways to become a part of the Fort Meade community. • Internships – While still in the development stage, Fort Meade is working to have internships available for high school and college students. Many of Fort Meade’s tenant units also have established college and post-college intern/career training programs. • Advertise – Because of very specific Department of Defense regulations baring solicitation and endorsement, it is often times hard for the external community to reach the Fort Meade population. • Family Morale Welfare and Recreation - FMWR is a network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of service members, their families, civilian employees, military retirees and other eligible patrons. There are opportunities for businesses and organizations to promote products or services on Fort Meade through FMWR advertising and sponsorship. www.ftmeademwr.com. • SoundOff! Newspaper – The SoundOff! is the installation’s weekly newspaper. The content is managed by the Fort Meade Garrison Public Affairs office, but the paper is printed and advertising is arranged through Patuxent Publishing. www.ftmeadesoundoff.com. • Installation Welcome Guide – Like the newspaper, the yearly installation guide’s content is managed by the Fort Meade Garrison Public Affairs Office, but the guide is printed and advertising is arranged through Comprint Military Publications. www.dcmilitary.com.