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Governor Moore announces executive order on artificial intelligence, other actions to transform Maryland digital services

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced four major actions that the Moore-Miller Administration is taking to transform the digital experience in State government. The transformation focuses on the responsible use of artificial intelligence, user-centered design in digital services, ensuring equal access to all information technology, and protecting Maryland’s digital infrastructure through enhanced intergovernmental partnerships. “In our first year, we …


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Governor Moore announces plan to rebuild state government, modernize Maryland Department of Information Technology

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced a series of actions to rebuild state government and modernize operations within the Maryland Department of Information Technology. To improve core services, the state will employ its first-ever chief technology officer; first-ever chief digital experience officer; first-ever AI advisor; and first-ever director of accessibility. “The Moore-Miller administration is committed to providing reliable, secure, …


Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all …

Maryland Board of Public Works approves final leases to move state agencies to downtown Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved the final set of leases to advance Governor Larry Hogan’s sweeping plan to move 12 state agencies to downtown Baltimore and help revitalize the Central Business District. The final two leases approved are for the Maryland Departments of Labor (Labor) and Information Technology (DoIT). “Nearly two years ago, I announced …

Louis Smith appointed to Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind

BALTIMORE, MD—Louis Smith has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind as of December 1, 2022. Smith, a 1975 graduate of The Maryland School for the Blind, currently serves as President of the school’s Alumni Association. He received a BA in Music Education from Towson University in 1981 and a Master’s in Psychology/Rehabilitation …

Governor Hogan announces new state, local directors of cybersecurity

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has hired John A. Bruns as the Director of State Cybersecurity and Netta Squires, Esq. as the Director of Local Cybersecurity. These positions were created as part of an overarching cybersecurity legislative package passed early this year. Both directors will work at the Department of Information Technology and …

Governor Hogan announces new Technology Innovative Workforce Solution program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Hogan this week announced Maryland’s new Information Technology Innovative Workforce Solution program, which will provide work opportunities to individuals apprenticing to become information technology (IT) professionals. The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will partner with Catalyte, Inc. and Digital Network Group, LLC to provide a fully developed and subsidized operational training and apprenticeship program. This program will offer …

Governor Hogan announces launch of new Maryland.gov website

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that the Maryland Department of Information Technology, in coordination with its partner NIC USA, has launched a new version of the official State of Maryland website, Maryland.gov. The upgrade supports Maryland’s ongoing push toward a unified and mobile-friendly citizen experience across all channels. Maryland.gov analytics and metrics are reviewed annually to understand current …