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Elaine S. Povich

Data & Analytics

This state will hire you — no college degree required

Maryland has removed the four-year requirement for thousands of jobs -- including information technology specialists.

Cybersecurity

Thieves hit on a new scam: Synthetic identity fraud

Combining real Social Security numbers with mismatched or phony names to create new synthetic identities allowed swindlers to bilk the federal government out of nearly $1 million from the Paycheck Protection Program.

Emerging Tech

Robocalls prompt states to join feds in crackdown

Nearly half the states are working with the Federal Communications Commission in the fight against spoofing and robocalls.