Wednesday’s News Roundup

App Developers will have a field day when Baltimore opens up its
raw data to the public. Already available in DC, raw data provides
information for developers to build apps based on 311 calls, bike maps,
crime data, available parking spaces, or anything they can think of. [The Baltimore Sun]

In Virginia, CGI Federal was awarded an $11 million contract to provide information technology services to the Marine Corps. CGI will provide network support, information assurance, system maintenance, application enhancements and support for daily business operations. [Washington Technology]

The former head of McAfee slammed the security industry for playing by two-year old rules while the black hats have reinvented the game. He is proposing a whole new security paradigm. [eWeek Europe]

On Monday we reported that Meditech was adding hundreds of jobs in the near future.  We now know that number is 800 jobs. [Health Data Management]

North Carolina’s spending in IT rose by 4.7 percent, to $1.32 billion, in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, according to a report released by the Office of the State Controller. Nearly half the budget – 48 percent – went to salaries. [Triangle Business Journal]

Government contractor businesses specializing in cybersecurity are experiencing faster growth and fetching higher valuation than generalists when the companies are sold. [Washington Technology]

— Dino Londis 

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