FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools
FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.
Remote work to be a 'lasting feature' for state IT offices
Several state CIOs predict that widespread telework will linger in government long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
To find top talent, Maryland IT bureau taps internship program
The Maryland Department of Information Technology is the first state agency to take advantage of the regional program serving hundreds of organizations.
New bill would protect federal telework from ‘rollback’
House Democrats Gerry Connolly and John Sarbanes want to save federal telework. The two introduced a new bill — the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act — to the House on Thursday in a bid to require that agencies continue to support expanded teleworking opportunities moving forward. The bill is a direct response to new policies
Baltimore names Intel executive as newest CIO
After several rapid changes in IT leadership in recent months, the City of Baltimore is betting big on its newest chief information officer. Frank Johnson, the city’s newest CIO and chief digital officer, becomes the fifth leading IT official at the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology in five years. Johnson, who started in early September, replaced acting department head Evette Munro, who resigned in July after taking over for former CIO…
Maryland keeps pushing for cybersecurity investment, opens international trade office in London
After announcing a new initiative to bolster Maryland’s cybersecurity economy in June, Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the state has opened an office in the United Kingdom to attract investments from international firms. Operated in partnership between the state Department of Commerce and iCyberCenter@bwtech — a cybersecurity center located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Research and Technology Park — the new office is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to…