Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) joined Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) came together to sign an agreement on Tuesday to establish a “National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence” in Rockville, MD.
The center will be a place where private businesses, academics and government can work together on ways to prevent hacking incidents such as the breach of credit card information at Target and Nieman Marcus last year.
The county also hopes it will stimulate the creation of new high-paying jobs in the cybersecurity sector.