Maryland

Cloud driving greater data efficiency, state officials say

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Cloud migration has helped agencies in Virginia and Maryland to more efficiently and securely manage large data sets.

Maryland to train 100 state workers in cybersecurity

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"Everyone in IT has to be a cyber person," Maryland CISO Chip Stewart said of a program that will fund cyber training for 100 state workers.

Maryland to buy laptops for 150,000 households

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Maryland is spending $30 million to bring laptops to low-income households as part of its effort to close the digital divide.

States bend hiring practices to fill IT, cyber gaps

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Dropping academic requirements and adding "work from anywhere" are on the table for states active in a competitive labor market.

Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints state and local cybersecurity directors

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Gov. Larry Hogan announced his picks for the newly created positions of director of state cybersecurity and director of local cybersecurity.

Maryland improves website navigation with analytics data

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On the Priorities Podcast, Maryland's Stefanos Ghebrehewariat says the state used its analytics data to inform its new website design.

Former Maryland IT secretary pleads guilty to bribery charge

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Isabel FitzGerald, a former state Cabinet member, pleaded guilty to a bribery charge after threatening to cancel vendor contracts.

Maryland becomes second state to offer IDs on Apple Wallet

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Maryland follows Arizona in making its IDs compatible with the Apple Wallet app, though they're only accepted at two airports for now.

Maryland Gov. Hogan signs three cybersecurity bills

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The new laws solidify the position of the state's CISOs, establish new offices and set new requirements for critical infrastructure.

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