Maryland expanding proving grounds to add defense jobs


Maryland proving grounds plans to add more defense jobs

Over the next few months, the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland will be expanding into a computer and technological center poised to create thousands of new intelligence and defense jobs, reports Delaware Online.

According to the news source, the proving grounds will likely see the addition of more than 8,000 defense contractor and intelligence jobs. Those with security clearance should consider applying for some of these defense jobs as they have already taken the appropriate steps to become qualified candidates, including undergoing a lifestyle polygraph.

The expansion of the proving grounds reportedly comes as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) transfer of new commands from bases in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, as well as in Arizona and Virginia, the news provider said.

One defense contractor, ManTech International Corp., was recently awarded a $22.6 million task order for software engineering services, allowing it to potentially hire hundreds of new people with security clearance for its defense jobs, reports the Baltimore Business Journal.

ManTech is reportedly the main contractor to the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command Software Engineering Center, which is moving to Aberdeen from Fort Monmouth.