About the Velocity Center

About the Velocity Center

The facility is approximately 13,000 square feet located outside of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). The Navy utilizes the Velocity Center for conferences, meetings, and showcases, and to hold a multitude of professional development activities and events. Navy scientists and industry leaders can interact with students in tech transfer courses and have a place to tinker and conduct unclassified research. The community can take advantage of the Makerspace in the Velocity Center as well as workforce and professional development courses such as Computer Aided Design, Cyber Security, Drones/Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Government Procurement, Social Entrepreneurship, and Tech Transfer Entrepreneurship, etc.

This project has been embraced by the federal government, the Southern Maryland delegation, the Maryland Dept. of Commerce, as well as the Town of Indian Head, the Charles County Economic Development Dept., and the Charles County Chamber of Commerce.

The CSM Velocity Center helps educate, train, expand, and retain the talent pipeline for Southern Maryland and the state as well as assist in professional development and collaborative projects between academia, industry, and government. 

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NSWC IHD personnel and guests at the CSM Velocity Center have access to wireless high speed internet and video teleconferencing capability, as well as connectivity for external computer hook up, large screen projection systems, ceiling mounted projectors, microphones, and podiums in all meeting/classroom and seminar spacesThe building also includes a warming/service kitchen with sink, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave.

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Additionally, the CSM Conference Center in La Plata, Md., just 12 miles from NSWC IHD, offers more than 10,000 square feet of outstanding meeting space, including board rooms, customized general session rooms, breakout rooms, a banquet hall, and a computer lab with 20 workstations. The Conference Center can accommodate groups from 3 to 300. 

The CSM Velocity Center is a catalyst for other businesses to locate near the Center and outside the base to support the Navy and the community. 

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