Maryland’s government unveiled a new set of policies for the state’s cybersecurity industry, according to a news report on NewsChannel8.com.
The plan would begin with the creation of a national center for excellence in cybersecurity including an incubator, laboratory testing facilities and a council to advise the government and state leadership.
Maryland is home to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which creates the specification for the PIV, an ID credential carried by 60% of federal workers and will eventually be carried by all federal employees.
The state hopes to generate roughly 25,000 jobs and it will be expanding educational opportunities to prepare local workers for those positions.
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