Maryland Gov. Wes Moore kicked off his first days in office with budget announcements and a series of executive orders, one of which will establish a new cabinet position within the administration.
Digital Defense Director Katie Savage was tapped to serve as the state's secretary of information technology in a series of cabinet appointments made on Friday by Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore.
The newly announced MD-ISAC aims to provide actionable cyber intelligence to counties, cities, towns and public schools to help them identify and head off potential cybersecurity threats.
Leahy sought to bring more transparency to the technology agency’s offerings and work, and improve its customer service. Now as he leaves office, he expects to make a return to the private sector.
After serving six years as CIO and secretary of the IT department, Michael Leahy announced his forthcoming departure. The news comes as a new governor takes over from Gov. Larry Hogan, who appointed Leahy to the role.
Like South Dakota, Maryland has now banned the use of the popular social media platform TikTok across executive branch agencies. Gov. Larry Hogan cited cybersecurity risks posed by the China-based company in an announcement Tuesday.
As private-sector technology companies continue to announce layoffs, state and local government agencies looking for workers to bolster the public-sector workforce may be able to hire some of the skilled talent.
Cumberland police will soon have electronic license plate readers to aid in identifying motorists with outstanding violations after accepting a Maryland State Police License Plate Reader Grant totaling $67,500.
Plus, NTIA has announced grantees through the Connecting Minority Communities program, broadband-related legislation has been introduced, Connect Maryland applications are open, and much more.
Former Howard County CISO John Bruns will serve as the new director of state cybersecurity, and emergency management specialist Netta Squires will take up the post of the director of local cybersecurity.