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Interested in the city’s economic future? Check out the BDC’s ‘Baltimore Together’ plan

Sep. 15, 2021 3:14 pm

Interested in the city’s economic future? Check out the BDC’s ‘Baltimore Together’ plan

The Baltimore Development Corporation oriented the five-year plan around inclusive growth, and the innovation economy gets plenty of attention. It's open for public comment until Sept. 30.
Broadband and small businesses are among Baltimore’s priorities for $641 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Sep. 13, 2021 5:50 pm

Broadband and small businesses are among Baltimore’s priorities for $641 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Alongside City programs, Mayor Brandon Scott said Monday that his administration intends to distribute federal relief funds to community organizations.
The Look Ahead: Seema Iyer, head of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

Aug. 23, 2021 1:30 pm

The Look Ahead: Seema Iyer, head of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Iyer discusses the data trends she's seen that indicate the health of Baltimore as a city and the advent of data governance, from O'Malley to Scott.
Governor Hogan announces Connect Maryland, a $400M program to bridge the digital divide

Aug. 20, 2021 4:48 pm

Governor Hogan announces Connect Maryland, a $400M program to bridge the digital divide

A new $100 million investment from the state is aiming to expand access to broadband connectivity, and create a subsidy program for residents to address affordability.
With help from Baltimore leaders, US Rep. Yvette Clarke is introducing the Anti-Digital Redlining Act of 2021

Aug. 9, 2021 6:01 pm

With help from Baltimore leaders, US Rep. Yvette Clarke is introducing the Anti-Digital Redlining Act of 2021

The bill calls on the FCC to investigate discriminatory practices in broadband coverage. 1st District City Councilmember Zeke Cohen said it's important to call out the reasons why coverage is inequitable.
The Look Ahead: Jason Hardebeck, Baltimore City director of broadband and digital equity

Aug. 9, 2021 2:40 pm

The Look Ahead: Jason Hardebeck, Baltimore City director of broadband and digital equity

In the latest episode of Technical.ly Baltimore's video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, we chat with Hardebeck about city government's role in providing internet connectivity for its residents, and staying competitive in the digital economy.
Son arrested in murder of Maryland cybersecurity founder Juanita Koilpillai

Aug. 2, 2021 11:31 am

Son arrested in murder of Maryland cybersecurity founder Juanita Koilpillai

Koilpillai, 58, was remembered in news reports as a brilliant technologist who gave back.
What should your Baltimore community be called? Take this survey to weigh in

Jul. 30, 2021 5:26 pm

What should your Baltimore community be called? Take this survey to weigh in

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance is seeking feedback on the names of community statistical areas on its data maps. What's changed in 20 years?
Maryland is launching these 5 cyber initiatives to better secure state data

Jul. 30, 2021 3:30 pm

Maryland is launching these 5 cyber initiatives to better secure state data

Maryland is adding chief data officer and chief privacy officer roles in state government. Those were among the announcements from Gov. Larry Hogan at Thursday's Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit.
Baltimore’s OIG finds City IT paid out six-figure sum with termination agreements

Jul. 28, 2021 12:06 pm

Baltimore’s OIG finds City IT paid out six-figure sum with termination agreements

Baltimore's inspector general found that an HR loophole for separation agreements cost the city $262K from one department. The reason behind the potential waste? A lack of policy around these arrangements, the watchdog found.

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