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O’Malley, Mikulski Attend Cyber-Security Launch At UMBC

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Some call it Maryland’s Silicon Valley. It’s a new cyber-technology park at the University Of Maryland Baltimore County.

And as Gigi Barnett explains, it’s a hub for starter companies that may become big employers.

More cyber-security jobs in Maryland. It’s a goal at the top of a five-year economic plan for the state. It’s why the University Of Maryland Baltimore County opened a new cyber-research and technology park Thursday.

It’s called BWTECH at UMBC.

State leaders toured the hub. It’s a place for young companies to break into the businesses.

“These are entrepreneurs who are starting companies, getting people with jobs and with great talent. It brings brain power to Maryland,” said Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC president.

And the state says those jobs — many of them in cyber-security — will stay.

“These jobs are really to protect the United States of America, whether it’s dot-military or dot-com. Therefore, they cannot be outsourced to another country,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, (D) Maryland.

“We’ve got to protect ourselves from hostile foreign powers who want to steal our secrets,” said Rebecca Goldstein, who is studying math at UMBC.          

The BWTECH Park is so close to campus to attract students to careers that are shaping the state’s future.

“This whole thing has been a fabulous experience,” Goldstein said. “It just broadened my mind, made me aware that there are so many companies working together to protect America.”

Of the 72 companies at the BWTECH Park, 16 of them are cyber-security companies, and the state plants to add more.

Over the next five years, Governor O’Malley plans to boost the number of cyber-security jobs in the state.

Comments

One Comment

  1. SILLYMAN MICHAELS says:

    WHY PROTECT THIS COUNTRY IT PROBABLY WON’T BE AROUND LONG
    ENOUGH IF WE CONTINUE TO LET CORRUPT PEOPLE RUN IT

    1. Ken says:

      Because somewhere, either directly or indirectly, both Owe’Malley and B the D have relatives or friends who will profit from it…

  2. RavenLude says:

    i cant wait for the day that this miserable yappy troll retires………
    as for the o’crookster, i wish he left with his aid for boston

  3. Doug says:

    Testing,testing,one,two three.
    Big Brother,come in please.

  4. Doug says:

    Looks like Mikulski , starring in an episode of
    ” Land of the Giants “

  5. JoeFromAACounty says:

    GARDEN GNOME LEPRECHAUN!!!

  6. sheriff says:

    Milkulski looks like a weeny sausage among all those thick fat a$$ pork chops.

  7. Williejoe says:

    I’m sick of looking at this Fat F…..K.!!

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