Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

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 …


Family, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland State Police warn public of online scam involving sexual extortion of minors

EASTON, MD—Maryland State Police are reminding parents of online safety and to be aware of online scams involving the sexual extortion of minors. Authorities say they have received numerous reports of minors being contacted by other social media users who begin chatting with them via messaging services such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms may provide users the …


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 …

MDOT MVA launches Maryland Mobile ID in Apple Wallet

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration this week announced the launch of Maryland Mobile ID in Apple Wallet, providing Marylander residents with an easy, fast, and secure, digital version of their MDOT MVA-issued driver’s license or state ID card. Maryland residents can choose to add their driver’s license or state identification card to Apple Wallet, and seamlessly …

Baltimore County Public Library announces new digital literacy program

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library is launching a new Northstar Digital Literacy program. The free, online, self-paced program teaches participants basic computer skills and the online tools needed for success in daily life, employment, and education. Areas of learning include essential computer skills, essential software skills (Microsoft Office), and how to use technology in daily life including job search …

Texas man sentenced to 18 months in prison for cyberstalking, swatting Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD—A Texas man has been sentenced to prison for cyberstalking and “swatting” a Baltimore County woman. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has sentenced Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, Texas, to 18 months in federal prison, followed by one year of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for two counts of cyberstalking. The sentence …

Governor Hogan announces Maryland Cancer Moonshot: $216M in investments in cancer centers, cutting-edge research of treatments and cures

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a new Maryland Cancer Moonshot initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment, and research in the state. The state is committing $216 million in investments as a down payment to jump-start the initiative, including the first-ever comprehensive cancer center in Prince George’s County. “The reality is that cancer is a …

Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …