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Does the US government need a COO?

Nov. 25, 2020 4:45 pm

Does the US government need a COO?

It's among the ideas elevated in a new report that's designed to help the presidential transition on tech-driven government modernization. We talked to one of the authors: former 18F Executive Director and Fearless Digital Services lead Greg Godbout.
Baltimore County Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to a ransomware attack

Nov. 25, 2020 11:37 am

Baltimore County Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to a ransomware attack

Baltimore city schools are also taking precautions. The attack comes amid virtual learning in the pandemic.
Calls for change to Section 230 are growing. Here’s how the law shapes social media and speech

Nov. 23, 2020 3:20 pm

Calls for change to Section 230 are growing. Here’s how the law shapes social media and speech

Here's a look at what the nearly 25-year-old liability shield has meant for social media companies, and how changes might affect startups.
Baltimore DPW is implementing new water billing software

Nov. 20, 2020 1:39 pm

Baltimore DPW is implementing new water billing software

Starting November 20, DPW is implementing RouteSmart software. Some customers could see a one-time change in their bill.
Maryland says 1M smartphone users opted in to mobile contact tracing in first week

Nov. 18, 2020 3:46 pm

Maryland says 1M smartphone users opted in to mobile contact tracing in first week

After Google and Apple developed the bluetooth-based technology, the state launched MD COVID Alert in mid-November.
City Council passes charter amendment to prevent privatization of Baltimore’s conduit system

Nov. 17, 2020 5:33 pm

City Council passes charter amendment to prevent privatization of Baltimore’s conduit system

The city's 700-mile conduit system has been identified as a building block for future broadband expansion. If the amendment is approved by the mayor, voters will decide whether to ban its sale.
Thumb drive upload times are slowing Maryland’s official election results

Nov. 5, 2020 11:57 am

Thumb drive upload times are slowing Maryland’s official election results

Results are delayed in some of Maryland’s largest counties, and Baltimore city.
Where Baltimore workplaces and democracy meet during election season

Nov. 4, 2020 5:56 pm

Where Baltimore workplaces and democracy meet during election season

Here's a look at how local tech teams have been making space for employees to vote and process the results. Plus, an early look at how the biz community wants to work with Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott.
‘New phase of cyber warfare’: In 2020, election security and misinformation threats are more domestic than foreign

Nov. 4, 2020 11:33 am

‘New phase of cyber warfare’: In 2020, election security and misinformation threats are more domestic than foreign

The U.S. prepared for foreign threats after 2016 but saw a new wave of misinformation originate at home this time around. Experts from UMBC's Center for Cybersecurity and Towson University weigh in on what's happening.
Politicking created an app to engage millennial voters. The work continues after Election Day

Nov. 3, 2020 3:26 pm

Politicking created an app to engage millennial voters. The work continues after Election Day

Nearly a year after completing Conscious Venture Lab's accelerator program, cofounder Wen-Kuni Céant talks about educating voters in 2020, and developing a nonpartisan platform.

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