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Mayor Scott names Baltimore City government leaders on broadband, data

Mar. 22, 2021 2:11 pm

Mayor Scott names Baltimore City government leaders on broadband, data

Jason Hardebeck will serve as the City's director of broadband and digital equity, while Justin Elszasz is the new chief data officer.
Baltimore City officials update fixes to payroll problems amid rollout of Workday software

Mar. 10, 2021 6:30 pm

Baltimore City officials update fixes to payroll problems amid rollout of Workday software

A new software system introduced at the end of 2020 brought issues with missing or wrong paychecks for city employees. A City Council committee hearing offered a look at the response.
Mayor Scott announces first step to reform the City’s outdated procurement process

Mar. 9, 2021 12:26 pm

Mayor Scott announces first step to reform the City’s outdated procurement process

Scott said Baltimore's procurement process is in need of a "complete overhaul." To start, the City will put out a request for proposals, seeking an outside firm to assess the policies and practices.
Here’s what Baltimore tech access advocates think of the City’s new digital equity director role

Mar. 4, 2021 3:12 pm

Here’s what Baltimore tech access advocates think of the City’s new digital equity director role

Digital equity advocates weigh in on what the new city government position means for efforts to close the digital divide, and their hopes for action.
Going global? ExportMD has funds to cover international marketing costs

Feb. 26, 2021 2:09 pm

Going global? ExportMD has funds to cover international marketing costs

And it's not just for travel to trade shows. The kinds of costs that can be covered by the $5,000 grants have been expanded in the pandemic.
Baltimore spending panel approves final receipts from the City’s 2019 ransomware attack

Feb. 25, 2021 2:04 pm

Baltimore spending panel approves final receipts from the City’s 2019 ransomware attack

This week, the Board of Estimates approved a pair of payments to firms for response to the 2019 cyberattack. They were for contracts that ended in June 2020.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is set to hire a digital equity director

Feb. 24, 2021 5:03 pm

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is set to hire a digital equity director

The director of broadband and digital equity will spearhead the City's efforts to bridge the digital divide. That includes exploring a public broadband system.
Comptroller Bill Henry is introducing these bills to modernize his office

Feb. 23, 2021 9:39 am

Comptroller Bill Henry is introducing these bills to modernize his office

Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry is introducing legislation that will create a public database of real estate records, among other City code changes.
For 2 weeks, the smallest businesses are getting exclusive access to apply for PPP loans

Feb. 23, 2021 7:22 am

For 2 weeks, the smallest businesses are getting exclusive access to apply for PPP loans

It's among five new reforms for COVID-19 emergency loans that were announced by the Biden administration in a push for racial equity.
5 Black innovators in Maryland you should know

Feb. 22, 2021 3:18 pm

5 Black innovators in Maryland you should know

Here's a look at Baltimore-area trailblazers at the nexus of tech, business and education.

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