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Maryland Department of General Services and Maryland Capitol Police Hold Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise

September 19, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), in conjunction with the Maryland Capitol Police, (MCP) today held an interactive, discussion-based activity tabletop exercise focused on a domestic active shooter scenario. In addition to DGS and MCP, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Baltimore City Police, Baltimore City Office  ...Learn more

Department of General Services Welcomes Chinese Delegation to Maryland

August 14, 2017
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today welcomed a delegation of China’s National Government Offices Administration to the state. The delegation is visiting Maryland to gain an understanding of the standardization in government management, government buildings management standards, and procurement. The National Government Offices Administration’s functions  ...Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Celebrates Planting of Liberty Tree Sapling on Maryland State House Grounds

July 31, 2017
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) was today joined by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford to celebrate the planting of a sapling cultivated from the original Annapolis Liberty Tree at the tree’s ceremonial mulching. The original Annapolis Liberty Tree, previously rooted on the grounds of St. John’s  ...Learn more

Pratt Central Library Undergoing Major Renovation, Bringing In Old With The New

July 26, 2017
July 25, 2017 5:01 PM By Ron Matz BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’ve driven by the Pratt Central Library on Cathedral Street you’ve probably noticed a lot of scaffolding outside. That’s because the building is undergoing a major renovation. Ron Matz reports work crews are busy modernizing the library and at  ...Learn more

Department of General Services Surpasses $2 Million in Sales in Fiscal Year 2017

July 21, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD–The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the successful recovery of more than $2 million in sales from the auction of state agency surplus assets during Fiscal Year 2017. These surplus assets were sold using the government online auction resource DGS has used since 2005,  ...Learn more

Governor Hogan Announces Stevenson University Buys Rosewood Center

July 7, 2017
Stevenson University buys abandoned Rosewood Center By: WMAR Staff 6:29 PM, Jul 6, 2017 Stevenson University continues its goal of expanding its campus. Governor Larry Hogan and other officials announced the sale of the Rosewood Center bordering the Owings Mills campus. The center, which was an institution for people with  ...Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Celebrates Flag Day

June 14, 2017
Hand-held flags will be distributed to honor the day BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) is commemorating Flag Day today by presenting hand-held flags to visitors and employees at DGS facilities in Baltimore and Annapolis. “Today is an important day in our nation’s history,” said DGS  ...Learn more

Maryland Acquires Lowest Cost in History for Electricity Rates for State Buildings and Facilities

June 7, 2017
Will Save Taxpayers $25 Million Dollars Over Next Four Years BALTIMORE, MD – The Hogan-Rutherford Administration today announced the Department of General Services’ successful implementation of a reverse auction for energy purchases, which will save Maryland taxpayers $25 million over the next four years through 2021. The commodities procurement will  ...Learn more

Maryland Capitol Police K9 Champ Celebrates 3rd Birthday

June 2, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD – The Department of General Services (DGS) today celebrated the 3rd birthday and one-year anniversary of Maryland Capitol Police’s K9, Champ. Governor Larry Hogan attended the celebration and presented Champ with surprise birthday treats. “Champ is always a welcome presence at the State House,” said Governor Larry Hogan.  ...Learn more

Department of General Services Announces Improvements to Capitol Police K9 Unit

June 1, 2017
Chesapeake K9 Fund Helping Local Law Enforcement Agencies BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services recently announced improvements to the Maryland Capitol Police thanks to the help of the Chesapeake K9 Fund. In February 2017, the Chesapeake K9 Fund was formed by an Annapolis group of public safety  ...Learn more