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The Critical Mass (TCM) and The Institute of General Energy of the NAS of Ukraine Sign Agreement


For Immediate Release:


Alexandria, Virginia, May 3, 2023 – The Critical Mass LLC, a leading security and consulting firm, is pleased to announce a cooperation agreement signed with The Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This partnership seeks to support the activities of domestic scientists and create opportunities for the implementation of joint scientific projects at the international level. News of this partnership is shared in Ukrainian on the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine website.


The Critical Mass (TCM) specializes in bringing together organizations and diverse expertise whose activities are aimed at the organization of global security. The Critical Mass partners include the US Department of Defense, the US State Department, NATO, and other organizations. The Critical Mass supports and implements projects in the areas of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear security, and use of dual-use goods and implements a significant number of educational projects, in particular in the fields of intellectual property protection and cyber security. Also, TCM is currently providing extensive informational support to the Ukrainian scientific community in establishing relations with various international institutions that support the development of science in Ukraine:


“We are thrilled and honored to partner with The Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The Institute’s innovators and experts continue to develop, test, and validate novel technologies and techniques to address global challenges. We are inspired by the creativity, technical excellence, and rigor the Institute’s scientists and program staff apply to all of their projects. Our hope is that we can continue to amplify Ukrainian cutting-edge work and research and match the institute’s capabilities to security and stability-building applications” says Jordan Wilhelm, CEO of The Critical Mass about the collaboration.”

Scientists of the Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine have already taken part in the certified online training "Introduction to Research and Collaboration Opportunity Vetting: Best Practices for Scientists, Technicians and Engineers", supported by The Critical Mass in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories. Also, employees of the Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine will take part in the educational event "Strengthening Individual and Institutional Cybersecurity Capacity against Proliferator State Threats for Research Institutes and Academia in Ukraine", organized by Science & Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) and International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), which will be held on June 19-21 in Warsaw in a hybrid format. The Critical Mass has collaborated with event organizers to provide strategic communications and scientific professional engagement.


The acting director of the Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Vitaliy Babak and the Deputy Director for Scientific and Organizational Work of the Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences Artur Zaporozhets, from The Critical Mass - CEO of The Critical Mass Jordan Wilhelm, Director of Compliance and Performance of The Critical Mass Anne Teppel, and Project Coordinator of The Critical Mass Mariya Chukhnova.

 

Learn more about TCM's support to Ukraine:

 

The Critical Mass (TCM), LLC is an established Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Woman-Owned (WOSB) based in Alexandria, Virginia. TCM was recognized by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the “2022 Best In Business Rising Star Of The Year Winner” and as a finalist for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2022 Distinguished Service Award. TCM founder and CEO, Ms. Jordan Wilhelm, is a former U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer and govcon executive with experience running global programs in support of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. Learn more at https://www.thecriticalmass.com/

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