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  • Ruppersberger calls for an end to NSA's phone data collection

    Ruppersberger calls for an end to NSA's phone data collection
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is proposing to end the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency — the program at the center of the controversy over the reach of...
  • Ruppersberger's change of heart on the NSA [Editorial]

    Ruppersberger's change of heart on the NSA  [Editorial]
    When it comes to the nation's intelligence gathering and the National Security Agency in particular, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is no softie. The Maryland congressman, whose district includes Ft. Meade and the NSA, called NSA leaker Edward Snowden...
  • Wireless health-care technologies are ripe with potential for minority entrepreneurs [Letter]

    The tele-medicine phenomenon brought about by applications such as Sickweather is changing — in some cases saving — lives across America ("Social media can help contain illness Dec. 2). It's also creating new economic opportunities for start-...
  • Survey: Federal workers still willing to put in extra effort as job satisfaction drops

    After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States. Developing a...
  • Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]

    Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]
    Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter. Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first...
  • Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B

    Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s buying spree continued Monday when the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest deal to date at nearly $1 billion. Sinclair plans to buy eight larger-market television stations, including NewsChannel 8 and the ABC...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • Annapolis-based aviation firm Arinc sold for $1.39 billion

    Annapolis-based aviation firm Arinc sold for $1.39 billion
    Rockwell Collins' $1.39 billion acquisition of Arinc likely will have some impact on the aerospace technology firm's 900 Anne Arundel County employees, but what that might be remained unclear Monday. Rockwell Collins Inc. announced Sunday that it would...
  • Effective leadership can boost federal employee satisfaction, partnership finds

    Effective leadership can boost federal employee satisfaction, partnership finds
    Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. The Washington-based nonprofit, which encourages careers in public service, found...
  • MPT faces proposed $20,000 fine from FCC

    MPT faces proposed $20,000 fine from FCC
    The Federal Communication Commission's Media Bureau has proposed a $20,000 fine against Maryland Public Television for alleged violations of the agency's equal opportunity employment rules and "false" reporting to the FCC about the alleged infractions....
  • Lawmakers question effort to evaluate Arundel school sites for cell towers

    Lawmakers question effort to evaluate Arundel school sites for cell towers
    Anne Arundel County public schools' agreement last year to allow school properties to be evaluated as possible sites for cellphone towers has drawn a mix of support and opposition from some residents. This week, some elected officials representing an...
  • Cell towers at schools ignite debate in Arundel

    Cell towers at schools ignite debate in Arundel
    For a school system in an era of bare-bones budgets, building cellphone towers on school properties can mean easy money. But for some parents, the towers pose health and safety risks for their children. Anne Arundel County is the latest to become locked...