The Department of Technology and Communication Services (DTCS) is responsible for supporting the County's many different jobs and functions necessary to run the government. This is done by offering an array of services in order to help the departments meet their technology needs and objectives on a regular basis.
The Office of Cable Administration enforces FCC rules and guidelines for the Local Franchising Authority, the Howard County Government. To learn more about this office, please visit the Cable Administration page. To report issues concerning cable services in Howard County, please fill out the Cable Issues and Complaints Form.
The Cyber Security Division monitors the security posture of the County network.
The GIS Division supports the creation, standardization, storage, and dissemination of geographical data for all County departments. View Interactive County Map.
The Network Infrastructure Division provides network support services to include wired and wireless network connectivity for voice and data services.
Project Management monitors and controls Information Technology (IT) Projects implemented by the County.
The Public Safety Division plays a major role in the support of Public Safety Systems, including the 911 system and multiple Homeland Security initiatives.
The Radio and Telephone Services Division is responsible for providing and supporting radio maintenance, telephone installation and maintenance, cabling services for voice and data communications, and wireless service for both voice and data including pagers, cell phones, and 800 MHz radios.
Records Management is responsible for providing records and information services to all Howard County offices. This includes storage and destruction of records based on approved retention policies. The division is also the liaison between Howard County, the Department of General Services-Records Management Division and the Maryland State Archives (MSA).
The SAP Team is focused on the implementation of new functionalities, business process improvement and Enterprise reporting.
The Server Team provides hardware and software support to the employees of the County including email, database administration, backup and restore services, remote access services, and verifies permissions to safeguard access to all County resources.
The Service Desk provides technical support for County employees and those authorized to use the County's computer resources. Support includes workstation maintenance, software updates and installs, and guidance for how to use the technology needed to support the County.
Systems Development is responsible for the development and maintenance of all software applications required to support the County's operations. This includes Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and custom applications.
Next Tuesday, April 7th, the Howard County Health Department, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, will begin offering drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Columbia Emissions Testin...
Today, Howard County government launched a new dashboard tracking COVID-19 in the county, including active cases, recovered cases, and deaths. The information is sourced from the Howard County Health ...
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced that, for the 23rd year in a row, the County received the highest possible credit rating, AAA, from all three bond rating agencies - Fitch Ratings, ...
Howard County government provided additional guidance today for essential workers who need child care amid the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the Maryland State Department of Education ordered all p...
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launches "HoCo Food Go," an innovative new map for Howard County restaurants and bars to list their delivery and carryout options.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today presented to the County Council a $250 million Capital Improvement Program For Fiscal Year 2021, including $94.6 million from General Obligation bonds.
County Executive Ball today emphasized the need to show compassion and kindness to each other and avoid common stigmas that are associated with coronavirus.