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Baltimore City’s Open Budget dashboard is now live

Jul. 13, 2021 3:41 pm

Baltimore City’s Open Budget dashboard is now live

The City launched a new data tool that makes the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 easier to digest.
Open Baltimore added a new-look directory of the city’s minority and women-owned businesses

Jun. 29, 2021 6:17 pm

Open Baltimore added a new-look directory of the city’s minority and women-owned businesses

The directory is back on the platform after a migration, and it's now mapped. Chief Data Officer Justin Elszasz said the approach can help open up access for more users.
The FCC is getting ready to open apps for the $7B Emergency Connectivity Fund for schools and libraries

Jun. 17, 2021 12:02 pm

The FCC is getting ready to open apps for the $7B Emergency Connectivity Fund for schools and libraries

The 45-day window for schools and libraries to apply for funding to bridge the digital divide starts opens June 29. Money can be used to purchase laptops,Wi-Fi hotspots and more.
A new Baltimore County dashboard shows police traffic stop data

Jun. 7, 2021 4:26 pm

A new Baltimore County dashboard shows police traffic stop data

Following a recommendation calling for more data transparency, the County has a new dashboard for the public to view traffic stop trends.
City Council hearings offered a look at Baltimore’s tech and data-focused department budgets

Jun. 3, 2021 4:58 pm

City Council hearings offered a look at Baltimore’s tech and data-focused department budgets

On Tuesday, the Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology and the Office of Performance and Innovation went before the City Council. Here's a look at their 2022 spending plans.
A new Baltimore law requires QR codes on vacant properites

Jun. 3, 2021 10:28 am

A new Baltimore law requires QR codes on vacant properites

The QR codes lead to city information portals with information about plans and ownership. City leaders say it's a tool in Baltimore's battle against blight.
On integrity and investing

May 28, 2021 9:58 am

On integrity and investing

Recently-appointed TEDCO Chief Investment Officer Jack Miner reflects on a visit to the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania, and one of the tech development agency’s core values.
With a ‘digital twin,’ Westminster is laying the groundwork for its Autonomous Corridor

May 27, 2021 4:09 pm

With a ‘digital twin,’ Westminster is laying the groundwork for its Autonomous Corridor

Graham Dodge, executive director of Westminster's MAGIC, writes about how the city gathered self-driving cars, drones and robots from around Maryland to kick off the project. “In Westminster, we don’t sit idly by and wait for the technology to come to us,” said Dr. Mona Becker, the recently elected mayor.
Civic innovation is a political responsibility

May 20, 2021 3:21 pm

Civic innovation is a political responsibility

At Baltimore Innovation Week, elected officials in city and state government talked about how recent elections shifted leadership, and building new civic finance tools. “Back to normal is not an option," Del. Brooke Lierman said of a post-pandemic Maryland.
What data shows about the state of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, and potential solutions

May 19, 2021 3:33 pm

What data shows about the state of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, and potential solutions

At a Baltimore Innovation Week event, Seema Iyer of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance talked population, vacancy and connectivity. It offered a look at the org's latest Vital Signs report, in key areas for business leaders.

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