Building upon a strong foundation supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head (IHD-NSWC), ETC has expanded its portfolio to include Modeling and Simulation efforts associated with advanced energetic materials, autonomous unmanned vehicle (AUV) operations and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) mitigation. We provide research and analysis services for Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) organizations. We have established a core competency in the field of informatics and data analysis, with an initial focus on energetics, and we continue to be involved with energizing students to be interested in careers associated with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With our charter very clear, we continue a strong relationship with IHD-NSWC, College of Southern Maryland (CSM), the University of Maryland, as well as other federal, state and local organizations.
We have also established the Potomac Workforce Education and Recruitment (PoWER) Center, which is designed to assist in transitioning disable veterans into the federal workforce of Southern Maryland.
ETC was incorporated on 24 August 2006 and commenced operations on 1 April 2007 as part of the Southern Maryland Initiative for Energetics Capability Development, in partnership with the Center for Energetics Concepts Development (CECD) at the University of Maryland. The company's charter included its designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a specific focus to be a catalyst for research, development, prototyping, education and training in Southern Maryland and to facilitate, in partnership with IHD-NSWC, Southern Maryland becoming a world-class Center of Excellence in Energetics.
Our future is bright because of the quality of our employees, the alignment of our priorities and the relevancy of our charter to become a world-class research, development, test and evaluation (T&E) provider for the government, academia, and industry. We intend to expand our scope and reach with a disciplined approach to growth, never forgetting that we exist to serve the public interest and support our communities.
“Nonprofit” or “Not-For-Profit” Organization
ETC is exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) primarily because we are organized as a nonprofit, scientific research organization. The IRC defines “scientific research” to include both basic, purely theoretical research and practical "applied research" of the kind that ETC performs.
Furthermore, research conducted for a governmental entity is deemed by the IRC to be "research in the public interest." ETC primarily undertakes research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) activities for the United States Government (USG). Accordingly, the applied scientific research and development activities performed by ETC are in the “public interest”.
The USG’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-122, “Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations” defines ETC as a nonprofit organization which:
To some laypersons “Nonprofit” may imply that ETC either does not or may not retain any surplus or show excess of revenue over expenses (“net proceeds”) in any particular period, which is certainly not true. A “Nonprofit” or the more descriptive term “Not-For-Profit” organization such as ETC may obtain revenues in excess of its expenses (“net proceeds”) because ETC is neither organized nor operated for the financial benefit of any individual or group of individuals.
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ETC, as an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, is classified as a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, and is recognized as a publicly supported organization. Individuals, corporations, companies, associations, and foundations are eligible to support the work of ETC through tax-deductible gifts