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NCF Education Director Attends MD Governor's Signing of MD Cyber Bill (SB801)

In May 2023, NCF Education Director Alisha Jordan attended the bill signing of Maryland Senate Bill 801, entitled: Economic Development -Cybersecurity – Cyber Maryland Program.

If passed, SB801 would establish a Cyber Maryland Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) to create a talent pipeline in cybersecurity, serve as a hub for State workforce development programs in cybersecurity, and coordinate cybersecurity, research, and innovation in the State. The bill also creates the Cyber Maryland Fund as a special, non-lapsing fund to be administered by the program.

SB801 establishes the membership of the Cyber Maryland Board, identifies the Board’s specific duties and collaborations with the Maryland Department of Labor (MDL) and the Department of Commerce. Beginning December 1, 2026, the program, in conjunction with TEDCO, must submit an annual report on the operation and performance of the program to the Governor and General Assembly.

Sen. Katie Fry-Hester sponsored this legislation. MD Governor Wes Moore signed the bill on 5/8/2023.

NCF CEO/President Laura Nelson provided testimony in March 2023 in support of this legislation.

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