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              <h4>Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, Montgomery College</h4>
              <p>A state-of-the-art facility that helps meet the county's need for a highly skilled workforce with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. The 145,000 square-foot building is a cornerstone of the growing life sciences park</p>
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              <h4>NIST</h4>
              <p>The National Institute of Standards and Technology is part of the Department of Commerce and one of the nation's oldest physical science labs. Smart power grids, electronic health records, computer chips and many other national assets rely on the work of NIST </p>
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              <h4>NIH</h4>
              <p>The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $30 billion in taxpayer dollars to achieve its mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability</p>
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              <h4>CPSC</h4>
              <p> The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with thousands of consumer products. CPSC works to ensure the safety of consumer products, contributing to a decline in deaths and injuries associated with consumer products</p>
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              <h4>The Universities at Shady Grove</h4>
              <p>Offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County</p>
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              <h4>Johns Hopkins University</h4>
              <p>The Montgomery County campus of the prestigious institution that offers grad courses in biotech, also home to 35 research companies and entrepreneurs and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute</p>
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              <h4>NCCoE</h4>
              <p>National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a part of NIST, is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses' most pressing cybersecurity issues</p>
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              <h4>NRC</h4>
              <p>The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ensures the safety of radioactive materials while protecting people and the environment. Regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials through licensing, inspection and enforcement</p>
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              <h4>NOAA</h4>
              <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration enriches life through science, from daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce</p>
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              <h4>FDA</h4>
              <p>The U.S. Food & Drug Administration helps protect the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy and security of drugs, biological products and medical devices. It plays a vital role in the nation’s counter terrorism capability, ensuring security of the food supply and responding to emerging public health threats</p>
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              <h4>SSA</h4>
              <p>The U.S. Social Security Administration provides financial protection and services for the nation's people including retirement, disability and survivor benefits.</p>
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              <h4>Department of Energy</h4>
              <p>A Germantown facility that sets policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material </p>
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              <h4>Department of Agriculture</h4>
              <p> The Farm Service Agency, a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners by delivering effective and efficient agricultural programs for the U.S. </p>
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              <h4>White Oak Science Gateway</h4>
              <p> A world-class research and development hub anchored by the FDA and Adventist Healthcare, with leading edge biohealth and IT companies in a 21st century</p>
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              <h4>FBI</h4>
              <p> The Federal Bureau of Investigations, a part of the U.S. Justice Department, is the national security organization with intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities that protects the U.S. from terrorism, espionage and cyber attacks</p>
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              <h4>National Park Service</h4>
              <p> The National Park Service, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, safeguards and cares for our national parks. With more than 275 million visitors every year to our U.S. parks, this federal entity helps preserve local history and local heritage</p>
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              <h4>VHA</h4>
              <p> The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the U.S., providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,063 outpatient sites and serving more than 9 million enrolled Veterans each year</p>
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              <h4>HHS</h4>
              <p>U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) protects the health and well-being of all Americans with effective health and human services, and and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services</p>
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Federal Agencies and Facilities 

The Power Players in Montgomery County

In addition to the numerous Federal agencies in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County is home to 18 major Federal agency headquarters, numerous satellite offices of Federal agencies, major educational institutions and support organizations. From the NIH and FDA to NOAA and NIST, many of the most important health and safety decisions for the nation originate in Montgomery County. Please refer to this map for the Federal agencies and facilities, in the country’s most powerful area. Roll over the map to learn more.

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