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Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on the Passing of Sylvia Harris, August 28th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley issued the following statement on the death of Sylvia Harris, wife of Congressman Andy Harris: “We extend our deepest condolences to Congressman Andy Harris on the tragic loss of his wife, Sylvia ‘Cookie’ Harris. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Harris family.”

Maryland’s Cybersecurity Industry Continues to Thrive: Two Maryland Companies Receive Accreditation Through National Security Cyber Assistance Program, August 28th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley and Senator Mikulski today congratulated two Maryland companies on  receiving Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD). The CIRA accreditation is the first accreditation offered to civilian cyber firms under the National Security Cyber Assistance Program. Only seven companies nationwide have been accredited, and  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and DataBay Partners Award $4,000 Grand Prize to Baybucks for Bay-Friendly App, August 28th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – BayBucks, an application that uses an online reward system to track and encourage user contributions to a healthier Chesapeake Bay is the winner of Governor Martin O’Malley’s DataBay “Reclaim the Bay” Innovation Challenge. Last evening, Governor O’Malley along with judges Jana Davis, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Trust; Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, Chesapeake  Read the Rest…

Governor Appoints Judges to the Court of Special Appeals and Courts in Garrett, Talbot, Washington, and Prince George’s Counties, August 26th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley announced today the appointments of several judges to courts across the State of Maryland.  Over the last several months, Governor O’Malley has conducted numerous interviews with candidates recommended to him by the appellate courts nominating commission and the trial court judicial nominating commissions.  Today’s appointees bring a diverse array of  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Attends First Council on Open Data Meeting, Highlights Efforts to Share Data and Drive State Agency Performance, August 25th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today participated in the inaugural Council on Open Data meeting in Baltimore. The 37-member council — led by the Deputy Secretary of DoIT, Greg Urban and Vice-chaired by the Director of StateStat, Matt Power — brings together cabinet secretaries, entrepreneurs, experts and business owners from across Maryland to increase the  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Retirement of Maryland’s Housing Secretary, August 22nd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Raymond A. Skinner, who has served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development since 2007, is retiring at the end of the month and that he will appoint Clarence J. Snuggs as acting secretary effective Sept. 1. Secretary Skinner skillfully guided the agency  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Applauds U.S. Department of Interior’s Successful Offshore Wind Energy Area Auction, August 19th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor  Anthony Brown congratulated U.S.Wind Inc., a company provisionally awarded wind energy leases in the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) official auction.  The two lease areas are within the Maryland Wind Energy Area (WEA) of the Outer Continental Shelf located 10 nautical miles  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown Provide Nearly $100 Million to Improve Transit Services Statewide, August 14th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Working to help local jurisdictions across the State enhance transit services for residents while continuing efforts to increase transit ridership, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today announced nearly $100 million in grants for Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS).  The funding, approved by the Governor and members of the General Assembly  Read the Rest…

Cyber Firm Luminal Tapped for Follow-on Investment from InvestMaryland, August 14th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has made an follow-on investment of nearly $451,000 in Luminal, Inc., a cybersecurity firm that relocated to Maryland earlier this year from West Virginia. The MVF investment is part of a $10 million funding round led by New Enterprise  Read the Rest…

Triumfant to Receive $750,000 from InvestMaryland, August 13th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), will invest $750,000 in Triumfant, a leading provider of advanced threat detection and remediation technologies located in Rockville. The investment, split into two payments, will be completed by November 30. MVF invested alongside existing investors Novak Biddle Partners and Core Capital Partners  Read the Rest…