The Department of Technology and Communication Services is operated by the government of Howard County in Maryland, which works for the welfare of the general public. The department is responsible for the maintenance of the county s wide area network infrastructure. It administers hardware and software for computer applications. The department provides logistical, financial and geographic data. The Department of Technology and Communication Services uses a range of hard-wired and wireless technologies. The department also offers support services for public safety systems in the county. In addition, it administers the snow plow tracking system. The Department of Technology and Communication Services maintains the county s landlines and cellular telephones.