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Energetics Technology Center strives to not only tackle some of our nation’s most critical issues, but ETC also has a commitment to support our local communities in economic development and military and veteran causes. In addition, ETC is passionate about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) development and education. We support local programs in getting the youth interested in becoming part of the STEM workforce. In addition, ETC has conducted many veteran-focused programs and is passionate about assisting our nation's heroes.

ETC seeks to be a valued neighbor and partner to our local communities and our country. These efforts embody the way that ETC operates and plans for the future. 

See our projects below:

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As the entire world was grappling with COVID-19, first responders were quickly on the front lines without a real road map on how to work in this new environment. The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) began early seeking all sources of consultation through the power of their network. Like many, ETC wanted to assist those on the forward edge and thus forged a partnership with HCPD. The joint team decided to stand up a COVID-19 pilot program

City of Hyattsville Police Department

Energetics Technology Center (ETC) connected with the City of Hyattsville Police Department through its network via Kevin Davis, (former Baltimore City Police Commissioner) who introduced us to Jason Johnson, President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. We learned from Kevin and Jason there were little to no established procedures in place for first responders when it came to dealing with the COVID-19 virus. Just like doctors and medical professionals, first responders are on the front line dealing with the issues of COVID-19 and how to protect themselves, their families, and the public.


ETC stood up a “tiger team” with the HCPD and developed a number of products to address issues first responders were facing in dealing with COVID-19 in a public space. As an engineering outfit ETC prides itself on bringing a “think-tank” approach to collecting and distilling information down into actual practices. Together the team identified gaps and conceptualized precautions, procedures, and techniques that could protect the force while slowing the spread of the virus.

The products developed were: 1 – a process for first responders to decontaminate their gear, their vehicle and themselves upon the completion of their shift; 2- “smart cards” with vetted information on COVID19 and the decontamination process; and 3 – a COVID19 supply kit for each officer with critical supplies to use on their shift.

Working with the City of Hyattsville Chief of Police, Amal Awad, and her leadership team was a wonderful experience. Chief Awad welcomed the partnership, stating, “Our Department is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Energetics Technology Center. Together, we have developed and implemented decontamination procedures to safeguard our officers, their families, and our community.  We are learning and adjusting, as we navigate through this unprecedented pandemic health emergency, creating a blueprint to guide us all in the event of a future emergency of this magnitude.”

Click to download the COVID-19 Program Overview.



ETC used data mining, informatics and its extensive knowledge of the STEM ecosystem to aid the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) STEM Development Office (SDO) in STEM analyses, policy management, and updates including complex data analyses and DoD STEM workforce characterizations.ETC provided technical and engineering support to the ASD(R&E) SDO for workforce modeling, data analysis, STEM program assessment and evaluation, and program prosecution.


Supporting the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering ASD(R&E)

ETC completed initial analysis and design for a comprehensive DoD STEM workforce model and established a database to track DoD STEM investments and calculate return on investment (ROI) for building and sustaining the DoD STEM workforce. In addition, ETC developed innovative approaches to build and sustain the DoD system engineering workforce and developed comprehensive taxonomies for DoD STEM fields of study and occupations to understand and shape the present and future technical workforces. ETC organized a major National Academies study of DoD’s current and future technical workforce needs and the Nation’s institutional capacity limitations in meeting those needs. ETC  represented the DoD in the working groups for the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Federal Committee on STEM (CoSTEM) and have led major initiatives at the Service Academies and selected prestigious universities to establish joint autonomous systems and systems engineering programs for graduating seniors.

ETC is currently working with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in updating the Navy’s STEM objectives, goals and metrics, with the outcome of attracting more individuals into the STEM pipeline while increasing diversity.


ETC will continue to support these programs and initiatives while developing new and innovative ways to characterize, understand, build, shape, and sustain the DoD technical workforce.