NACo Webinar: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Programs

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a webinar, “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Programs: Overview of the NTIA’s Notice of Funding Opportunities,” on June 1, 1–2 PM EST. On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law into law. This Act includes a significant investment of $65 billion to help close the digital divide and ensure that all Americans have access to reliable,…

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Baltimore County Wins Seven 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Baltimore County has won seven 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in multiple categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. Three of the awards are in the Health category. Three are in information technology, and one is in Human Services. Health: Building Resilience in…

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Baltimore City Introduces SMART Policing Efficiency Initiative

Today, Baltimore City unveiled its Strategic Management & Alternative Response Tactics (SMART) initiative focusing on the intelligent deployment of law enforcement resources to more effectively combat violent crime. The initiative includes: Providing Alternatives to the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) – BPD will dispatch alternative responses, including social workers and third-party vendors, to certain non-emergency call types directly and discontinue dispatching to officers. Traffic Accident Management – The city will engage a third-party vendor to respond to…

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Morgan State Chosen for IBM Cybersecurity Center

Maryland's Morgan State University was chosen as one of six historically black colleges and universities to launch an IBM cybersecurity center aimed at training underrepresented professionals in the field.  Morgan State University, one of Maryland's premiere historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), was chosen by tech powerhouse IBM to establish a cybersecurity center with the university, aimed at training underrepresented communities in the field of cybersecurity. Morgan was chosen alongside five other HBCUs around the country for…

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Suite of Strong Cyber Bills Signed Into Law

Governor Hogan signed multiple bills advancing cybersecurity resources, defenses, and partnerships - sealing a multi-year effort to create a stronger defense and response approach for this ever-increasing threat. Hackers are increasingly targeting states and local governments with sophisticated cyberattacks. Securing government information systems is critical, as a cyber intrusion can be very disruptive, jeopardizing sensitive information, public safety, and the delivery of essential services. These bills will help lead local governments, school systems, and critical…

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Worcester Moves Forward in Expanding Broadband Access

Last week Worcester County officials celebrated the installation of the newly-installed fiber-optic broadband cabinet at the Bishopville Park. Last week Worcester County Commissioners and Talkie Communications professionals cut the ribbon to celebrate the installation of the newly-installed fiber-optic broadband cabinet at the Bishopville Park. Talkie is seeking community assistance to determine the level of interest in receiving high-speed internet. Community input will help Talkie prioritize project areas. According to the press release: “Bishopville has the…

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MDE Co-Hosts County Level CO2 Emissions Panel

MDE will co-host a panel (in-person and virtual) on June 1 that will highlight a new data tool for local governments to track CO2 emissions. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for Montgomery County, RMI, and Crosswalk Labs are pleased to invite you to a workshop to learn about A New Tool for Examining City and County Level CO2 Emissions. The tool, which is under development by Crosswalk Labs,…

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Worcester Implements New Safety Measures After Cyber Breach

After an extensive forensic investigation into a phishing incident between November 10-20, 2020, Worcester County Government agencies and cybersecurity professionals discovered a breach of a County email account. That email account contained limited personal information belonging to approximately 3,000 County and Board of Education (BOE) employee and retiree accounts. While there is no forensic evidence of any malicious activity regarding data breached during the incident, the County implemented significant measures to protect everyone affected by…

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State to Receive Additional ARPA Funds to Connect Students to Quality Internet

The Maryland congressional delegation announced that the state will receive an additional $238,825 to help provide Maryland schools with the tools and services they need to enhance internet connectivity in their communities.  The funds were provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which the Maryland congressional delegation helped establish in the American Rescue Plan (APRA) to address the digital divide. To date, Maryland has received over $68.5 million since the Emergency Connectivity Fund’s creation. According to a congressional press release, the fund…

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Motorola Solutions Launches Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Analysis Organization for Public Safety

Public Safety Threat Alliance will serve as the cybersecurity services hub for world-class information sharing and threat intelligence collaboration for the global public safety community. Motorola Solutions today announced a cyber threat information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) for public safety. The Public Safety Threat Alliance, a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)-recognized ISAO, is open to all public safety agencies. CISA, which falls under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, serves as the National Coordinator for…

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