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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.
The US House just passed a bill to incentivize cybersecurity planning for state and local gov

Jul. 26, 2021 5:43 pm

The US House just passed a bill to incentivize cybersecurity planning for state and local gov

The State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act hopes to make protection from ransomware attacks a budget priority.
Watch: The Scott administration talked open data and digital equity at Baltimore Data Week 2021

Jul. 26, 2021 1:06 pm

Watch: The Scott administration talked open data and digital equity at Baltimore Data Week 2021

“It is now an expectation that data is apart of every conversation and every decision that we’re making in Baltimore City,” Mayor Brandon Scott said at the event.
These 4 data points offer a look at the pandemic’s impact on Baltimore

Jul. 20, 2021 3:14 pm

These 4 data points offer a look at the pandemic’s impact on Baltimore

Baltimore Data Week is underway. On Monday, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance leader Seema Iyer offered highlights from this year's Vital Signs report for community leaders.
With digital services going mainstream inside government, Fearless wins federal contract worth up to $120M

Jul. 20, 2021 11:53 am

With digital services going mainstream inside government, Fearless wins federal contract worth up to $120M

The five-year contract will mean dozens of hires at the downtown Baltimore agency. It comes amid a new push to scale modern tech tools inside the U.S. government.
Use this Maryland website to take an internet speed test

Jul. 19, 2021 2:48 pm

Use this Maryland website to take an internet speed test

State government's SpeedSurvey is collecting data on internet performance and availability. It comes as efforts to improve broadband in the state are getting a boost.
How I Got Here: Experimenting with careers led Justin Elszasz to Baltimore City’s chief data officer role

Jul. 15, 2021 3:53 pm

How I Got Here: Experimenting with careers led Justin Elszasz to Baltimore City’s chief data officer role

Elszasz talks about how he found a passion for data science, and a calling in civil service. The key was to test and learn along the way.
The Baltimore region can be a renewable energy leader. These initiatives aim to get it there

Jul. 15, 2021 2:55 pm

The Baltimore region can be a renewable energy leader. These initiatives aim to get it there

Public and private partners are advancing business-driven sustainability efforts in the region, writes Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore President and CEO Michele Whelley.
CNBC: Broadband is a prime reason why Maryland is the most improved state for business

Jul. 15, 2021 10:29 am

CNBC: Broadband is a prime reason why Maryland is the most improved state for business

In an annual ranking of top states for business, Maryland jumped 19 spots to #12. Infrastructure is a big reason why, says the popular cable business news channel.
Events Roundup: Here’s a sampling of the virtual sessions at Baltimore Data Week 2021

Jul. 14, 2021 11:36 am

Events Roundup: Here’s a sampling of the virtual sessions at Baltimore Data Week 2021

Plus, meet technologists at a pair of IRL brewery happy hours, and dig into software tools.

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