Safety procedures, video monitoring increase in Maryland public schools

Maryland’s public school systems are continuing to ramp up student safety plans — from bus cameras to active shooter drills. Plans include continuing to install security cameras in the hallways and entryways of schools, and putting the most up-to-date school safety training into action.

Maryland synagogues receive grant funds for security

Just in time for the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, religious institutions across Maryland recently received grants toward security improvements, and a majority of the recipients are synagogues.

After Jacksonville shootings, gamers think about danger in the real world

WASHINGTON — The August shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville that left two people dead and nine wounded continued to linger in gamers’ minds as they traveled to Washington to compete in the Red Bull Conquest Finals this…

Governor Larry Hogan commits $175 million to increase school safety

Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, Governor Larry Hogan says he wants to make sure that something like that never happens in Maryland.

State funds screens to block ‘fishing’ at detention center

The Board of Public Works approves emergency funding Wednesday, for the second time in four months, to address contraband ‘fishing’ problems at a Baltimore city detention center.

TSA provides travel tips for painless security checks this holiday season

Forget about bringing the mashed potatoes through, but baked potatoes are fine. The Transportation Safety Administration is reminding holiday travelers of what is—and is not—permitted in the terminal in order to help speed up security checkpoints and prevent travelers from having to throw away any personal items when they fly during the holiday season.

Proposed federal rule seeks social media information on immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security recently filed a pending rule in the Federal Register. The rule would allow DHS to collect social media information from all immigrants, including naturalized citizens and permanent residents. The rule doesn’t go into effect until October 18th, after the public comment period ends. 

Legislators consider improving Maryland election security after hearing with state voting board

Maryland legislators learned last week the state’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections.

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