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Nielsen fights citizenship question

On Tuesday, April 23, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about whether a new question, asking whether the members of a household are U.S. citizens, can be included by the U.S government on the 2020 census form, a move which would not be endorsed by New York and Columbia-based Nielsen. The addition of the question, […]

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Howard County Commission on Disabilities presents report

The Howard County Commission on Disabilities presented Howard County Executive Calvin Ball with its 2019 Report on the Status of People with Disabilities in Howard County. The report may be viewed at The report outlines the commission’s findings and recommends actions the county should take to improve its response to issues that concern people […]

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Arundel’s Pittman creates Citizens Environmental Commission

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman has announced the creation of the Anne Arundel County Citizens Environmental Commission. Pittman signed an executive order creating the commission, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), in Edgewater, surrounded by tens of thousands of young trees planted as part of environmental mitigation efforts. The commission will recommend actions […]

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Howard County to get $1.2M for community development

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have announced that Howard County will receive $1,246,937 for Community Development Block Grants program and $422,239 for the Home Investment Partnership Program. The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to states and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent […]

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April Contracts

Awarded Contracts The following information is regarding awarded contracts can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities. The website for each awardee is also provided, if available. For more information, contact TargetGov: 410-579-1346 x 325 AECOM Management Services, Inc., Germantown, MD has been awarded a $30,571,740 […]

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Tyler Tech to help manage state data

Tyler Technologies, of Plano, Texas, announced that the state of Maryland is launching the Socrata Connected Government Cloud (SCGC) solution. The state will use this internal data sharing approach to strengthen its commitment to innovation and data-driven governance. Maryland will use the SCGC to improve operational efficiency, strengthen the security of its data, and enhance […]

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Bureau of Engraving & Printing may come here

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP) is evaluating a 100-acre parcel on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, in Beltsville, as the potential location for a new production facility that would print U.S. paper currency and other federal security products. BEP is partnering with the USDA and the U.S. Army […]

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2020 Maryland CCC holds first meeting

With the 2020 census one year away, the newly formed 2020 Maryland Complete Count Committee (CCC) has held its first meeting in Annapolis as the state prepares and mobilizes for the decennial census. The Maryland CCC includes nonprofit leaders, elected officials, state agency heads, and county and municipal government representatives. The 2020 decennial census is […]

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Howard announces education funding priorities

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has announced his education funding priorities, ahead of the release of his full, fiscal 2020 Capital Improvement Program budget. The proposed capital budget will provide funds to secure schools, renovate aging school buildings, build new schools to fight overcrowding, support crucial renovations, add classrooms and improve technology. The fiscal 2020 […]