Education, Sci-Tech

BCPS issues statement regarding release of the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education report on November 2020 cyberattack

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have issued a statement following this week’s release of the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education report on the November 2020 cyberattack on BCPS. The full statement from BCPS reads as follows: “The OIGE report highlights BCPS’ extensive and immediate recovery efforts that have now positioned the system years ahead of other …


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Baltimore County Public Schools officials launch transportation status webpage

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have launched a new transportation status webpage. The new online tool displays the current status of school buses running to and from all Baltimore County public schools. Officials hope the new tool will help address the concerns of many parents and caregivers over recent bus delays within the school system. BCPS officials say and …


Baltimore County awarded over $2 million to grow emerging offshore wind workforce

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that Baltimore County was awarded over $2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge funding through the Maryland Department of Labor to connect residents to regional training programs and apprenticeships for career paths in offshore wind industry. “The legacy of Sparrows Point is one built on good jobs for families, …

Baltimore County Police Department launches new online recruitment tool

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has announced the launch of a new recruitment website. This online tool further expands the department’s capabilities to attract top prospects to the profession. Job applicants can now directly connect and communicate with members of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Employment Section. First-hand testimonials offer applicants a comprehensive view of the department’s diversity, inclusivity, …

Governor Hogan announces groundbreaking advancements for MD THINK platform

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced new groundbreaking advancements through the state’s MD THINK (Maryland Total Human Services Integrated Network) platform, including a new MD Job Genie to help better connect job seekers to employers ready to hire. First announced in 2017, MD THINK is a first-in-the-nation cloud-based platform to deliver integrated health and human services programs. “MD THINK …

Baltimore County launches online Water Quality Dashboard tool

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the launch of a water quality dashboard, a new online tool that allows the public to easily review waterway monitoring data from chemical and bacteria samples collected routinely by the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS). “Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of my administration, and this dashboard is yet another …

Maryland State Police warn shoppers of online scams over holiday season

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police Cyber Task Force is warning consumers to continue to proceed with caution while shopping online to avoid potential scams this holiday season. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) 2021 report, non-payment or non-delivery scams cost people more than $337 million annually. Credit card fraud accounted for another $173 million in losses. Consumers can …

Governor Hogan announces preliminary FY24 budget plan, health care investments for rural and vulnerable communities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced preliminary recommendations for the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget, a plan that supports continued economic growth and community revitalization, strong fiscal responsibility and budget sustainability, and key investments in critical areas—including expanding access to health care for rural and vulnerable communities. “I pledged to bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to our …