MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

In 2018, Maryland ranked second in emerging technologies and innovation in the Digital States Survey of the Center for Digital Government.

In 2016, Maryland was ranked first in Technology and Science Workforce and Technology Concentration and Dynamism by the Milken's Institute, and third in the Institute's State Technology and Science Index.


[photo, 45 Calvert St., Annapolis, Maryland] As an economic leader in technology advancements, Maryland possesses a strong information technology support base. This base includes State government agencies and private firms, as well as federal agencies, such as the National Security Agency at Fort George Meade.

In Maryland, the State agency responsible for information technology is the Department of Information Technology. Most commonly part of administrative agencies, local departments of information technology within county governments are responsible for local information technology applications.

Department of Information Technology, 45 Calvert St., Annapolis, Maryland, December 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


In regard to executive agencies, information technology includes equipment, systems, and subsystems used in automatic acquisition, storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information (Code of Federal Regulations, 2006 edition, Title 40, sec. 11101(6)(A)). Those responsible for information technology services see to the maintainance and advancement of equipment and systems. Duties may include administration of systems and networks, creation of computer hardware and software, and data management.

Throughout Maryland, in 2017, some 14,840 information technology businesses and 284,589 workers were in net tech. According to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2018 report, Maryland ranked sixth in technology job concentration at 9.5% of the total workforce. Maryland's average tech sector salary in 2017 was $109,964.

In 2017, information technology businesses generated $36.9 billion for Maryland's economy, 10.9% of the total Gross State Product (GSP). Moreover, in the 2017 State New Economy Index, which measures economies on multiple factors relating to and including information technology, Maryland ranked sixth.

Maryland's colleges and universities also help develop advancements and new applications in this field. As well as offering classes in information technology, The Johns Hopkins University maintains the Information Security Institute, which examines and researches protocols and security measures designed to protect the national information infrastructure. The Institute offers classes and seminars, as well as oversees homeland security efforts at the University. Recognized by the National Security Agency, the Institute has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

At the University of Maryland, College Park, the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies Department conducts research and offers classes, and educational programs. Information system programs at the University's Robert H. Smith School of Business have received national recognition, consistantly placing at the top of professional surveys. For management information systems, Smith School programs ranked ninth in the nation in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report survey, and the School's information technology program placed sixth according to a 2015 Wall Street Journal poll.

In addition, the General Assembly addresses concerns about information technology through the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology.

Maryland Departments
Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland Counties
Maryland Municipalities
Maryland at a Glance


Maryland Manual On-Line

Search the Manual
e-mail: mdmanual@mdarchives.state.md.us


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

© Copyright October 05, 2018 Maryland State Archives