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Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program
The Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) provides funding and assistance for Defense Contractors to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for cybersecurity. The program which provides funding and resources for companies to comply with the cybersecurity standard is funded by the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) through the Maryland Department of Commerce and is being coordinated by the MD MEP.Defense contractors in Maryland generate more than $57billion in economic impact and the DCAP program will help these contractors comply with the Federal regulations necessary to continue providing services to the Federal Government.
As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. Commerce also promotes the state's many commercial advantages and its outstanding quality of life to spur economic development, international investment, trade and tourism.
Maryland Department of Commerce
The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) is a non-profit organization funded by industry and the State of Maryland that is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland manufacturers. Serving mostly small- and mid-size manufacturers (500 employees or less) across all industries, MD MEP provides an array of programs and services to help these local companies operate more efficiently, grow profitability and create more jobs and opportunities in Maryland.