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UMd., UMB Officials Build Case for FBI HQ with New National Security Partnership

Officials from the University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore met in Greenbelt Tuesday to unveil a national security partnership between the schools, touted as another resource to help lure the FBI to Prince George’s County.

William Braniff, executive director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) officially announced the creation of the Maryland Academy for Innovation and National Security, a partnership within the University System of Maryland that will bring together research, education and training from the two schools in College Park and Baltimore.

This partnership program will allow interaction between students, researchers, professors and professionals from different programs and specialty schools between the campuses – including START, the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public Policy, business school, criminology and criminal justice program, Center for the Advanced Study of Languages and Cybersecurity Center and the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Law and Center for Health and Homeland Security.

Read the full article from the Baltimore Business Journal.


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