| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As one of the lucky people who attended National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander's talk in Baltimore last week, I was struck by his sincerity and commitment ("Reining in the NSA," Nov. 3). And he really believes he is "surrounded by great people" who...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It was disappointing to read that President Obama is resisting calls for change at the National Security Agency ("Obama hints at change in NSA phone practice," Dec. 21).
Edward Snowden has done this country a great service by revealing many of the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Howard County has agreed to supply treated wastewater to cool a massive computer center being built at Fort Meade by the National Security Agency — a money-saving, environment-conserving deal that officials say could serve as a model for others....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, a former Baltimore area resident, should be returned to the U.S. from Russia by force if necessary ("How can President Obama defend NSA spying on U.S. citizens?" Jan. 5).
In 1953, the government hired...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cellphone towers or license plate readers to track people.
Measures sponsored by a bipartisan pair of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
We must review and reform the National Security Agency (NSA), but we cannot reject the mission of the NSA, nor the men and women who work there.
The barrage of illegal revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden have damaged our national security. They'...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:03 AM
In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent.
"We make things go away,"...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Legislation introduced in the Maryland General Assembly would require state and local officials to refuse to cooperate with the National Security Agency in a wide variety of ways if it continues to collect bulk electronic data without specific warrants....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Two news websites Monday published images of the three of the most secretive U.S. agencies including the Maryland-based National Security Agency.
Outside of a single undated image provided by the NSA — which has been used repeatedly by The Sun and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors.
The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...