Sam Malhotra has been appointed Secretary of the Department of Human Resources in the Maryland State Cabinet. Maryland Governor elect Larry Hogan announced Malhotra's appointment as head of the Department. The Department of Human Resources has 6,500 employees and is tasked with overseeing the State's welfare programs. Its annual budget is around $2.7 billion which includes Federal funds. Malhotra, founder and CEO of Subsystem Technologies, a defence and safety company, previously served in Governor Robert Ehrlich's Administration in a volunteer capacity on the Maryland Commission for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.