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Earth Networks, CTSi honored for success in exports

Earth Networks’ new Whisker Labs division is developing a stick-on sensor that monitors electricity usage through a breaker box or panel. (Earth Networks photo)

Earth Networks’ new Whisker Labs division is developing a stick-on sensor that monitors electricity usage through a breaker box or panel. (Earth Networks photo)

Earth Networks of Germantown and Coherent Technical Services Inc. of Lexington Park were recognized by the U.S. Commerce Department as among 48 companies that have made a significant contribution to the expansion of exports.

The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp. was honored for facilitating and assisting export operations.

The awards, launched in 1961, were announced by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

Earth Networks helps government organizations and large commercial enterprises mitigate risk by providing real-time environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather observation and lightning detection networks.

“We are honored to receive the president’s “E” Award and for the acknowledgement that our severe weather early warning services are helping improve access to critical weather information around the world,” said Rich Spaulding, CEO of Earth Networks. “By exporting reliable weather data and decision support services, Earth Networks helps nation states and international industries adapt to increasing severe weather threats impacting public safety and economic development, especially in the emerging regions of the world.”

Founded in 2005, Coherent Technical Services, or CTSi, is a small company focusing on technical solutions and services for Pentagon, NASA and commercial customers. In addition to its products and services, CTSi also provides training courses for systems engineering and highly technical navigation programs.