Technology and Communication Services

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.

Divisions

Office of Cable Administration

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.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security Division monitors the security posture of the County network.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The GIS Division supports the creation, standardization, storage, and dissemination of geographical data for all County departments. View Interactive County Map.

Network Infrastructure

The Network Infrastructure Division provides network support services to include wired and wireless network connectivity for voice and data services.

Project Management

Project Management monitors and controls Information Technology (IT) Projects implemented by the County.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Division plays a major role in the support of Public Safety Systems, including the 911 system and multiple Homeland Security initiatives.

Radio and Telephone Services

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.

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Records Management

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).

SAP

The SAP Team is focused on the implementation of new functionalities, business process improvement and Enterprise reporting.

Server Team

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.

Service Desk

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

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.

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Howard County’s Belmont Manor & Historic Park Recognized by WeddingWire

Howard County’s Belmont Manor & Historic Park Recognized by WeddingWire

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced that for the second year in a row, the Department of Recreation & Parks’ Belmont Manor & Historic Park has received the “Couples’ Choice” award ...

Howard County’s Belmont Manor & Historic Park Recognized by WeddingWire
County Executive Calvin Ball Kicks Off Howard County Restaurant Weeks

County Executive Calvin Ball Kicks Off Howard County Restaurant Weeks

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball hosted a kick-off of Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages at Aida Bistro on January 21. Restaurant Weeks, in partnership with Visit Howard County, will ...

County Executive Calvin Ball Kicks Off Howard County Restaurant Weeks
Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Operations for February & March 2020

Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Operations for February & March 2020

Recreation & Parks' sharpshooting deer management program is held to help maintain a stable, balanced, white-tailed deer population on county park lands where deer browsing has been shown to reduce bi...

Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Operations for February & March 2020
Howard County Seeks Nominees for “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” and “Green Community Leadership” Awards

Howard County Seeks Nominees for “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” and “Green Community Leadership” Awards

The Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Environmental Services has announced that nomination forms are now available for its third annual “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” and “Green Comm...

Howard County Seeks Nominees for “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” and “Green Community Leadership” Awards
Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” 

Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” 

Coaches, managers, league officials, commissioners and even behind-the-scenes contributors closely identified with community recreational sports can be nominated. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday...

Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” 
County Executive Calvin Ball Kicks Off Howard County Restaurant Weeks 

County Executive Calvin Ball Kicks Off Howard County Restaurant Weeks 

January 21, 2020Media Contact:Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be hosting a kick...

County Executive Calvin Ball Kicks Off Howard County Restaurant Weeks 
Howard County Department of Public Works to Host Public Meeting on Lot F Stream Stabilization Project

Howard County Department of Public Works to Host Public Meeting on Lot F Stream Stabilization Project

The County’s Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting on Thursday, January 23 to present plans for a project to stabilize an unnamed tributary to the Hudson Branch in Historic Ellicott C...

Howard County Department of Public Works to Host Public Meeting on Lot F Stream Stabilization Project
Cherrytree Farms Stream Stabilization Project to Begin

Cherrytree Farms Stream Stabilization Project to Begin

A Howard County construction project to restore and stabilize approximately 1,200 linear feet of stream channel adjacent to 8409 Sweet Cherry Lane in Laurel is scheduled to begin on or about Tuesday, ...

Cherrytree Farms Stream Stabilization Project to Begin
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Day of Service

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Day of Service

Come celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the Office of Human Rights and the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr....

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Day of Service
Progress on Identifying Location of High School #14 Continues as Environmental Assessment Study Released

Progress on Identifying Location of High School #14 Continues as Environmental Assessment Study Released

Progress toward identifying the future site of High School #14 continued today as Environmental Site Assessments of the Timbers at Troy and Troy Park at Elkridge properties were released, evaluating t...

Progress on Identifying Location of High School #14 Continues as Environmental Assessment Study Released