Tech & The District » cyber security Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 en hourly 1 Silicon Moves East Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:37:23 +0000 Sharla Lane Maryland Democratic congressional party members and Gov. Martin O’Malley announced this week a plan for Maryland to be chosen for thousands of cyber security jobs funded by the federal government.

More than 24,000 jobs could potentially come to Maryland as the proposed home for a U.S. Cyber Command. The state is already home to the National Security Agency and other defense and intelligence installations; however, California still holds a renowned reputation as the tech capital of the U.S.

Vying to be the “Silicon Valley of cyber security” is just the latest in a string of company announcements and moves from West to East, reflecting Washington’s rising influence in technology and innovation. Last week at CES, Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang reported on the impact Washington guests such as FCC’s Chairman Julius Genachowski had at the show, and on the tech industry in general.

Other moves include Northrup Grumman’s headquarters from Los Angeles to the D.C. area by spring 2010, and in 2009, companies such as Google, McAfee, Intel and Blackboard all saw an increase to their Washington staff.

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