| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has a lot on his mind. As the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, he's had to defend the secret domestic surveillance program revealed to British Newspaper The Guardian by a former Maryland resident. And he'...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Privacy advocates expressed outrage Thursday over revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of virtually every phone call made in the United States for seven years, but the Obama administration and a bipartisan...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:31 PM
You make a call from your land line or text a friend from your smartphone. You browse an online retailer for clothing, a book or music; you create a wish list or write a review.
You walk past a security camera outside your home; you use GPS to find...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A Defense Science Board report made public last week contained shocking allegations about the extent of Chinese military hacking of American defense technologies. Though China's government denies it — huffily insisting that it has no need for...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow businesses to share information with the federal government that could help thwart cybersecurity threats, despite concerns from privacy advocates and opposition from the White House.
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Army is planning to move an over-the-horizon radar system, with more than 100 soldiers and a pair of giant, blimp-like aerostats that fly as high as two miles up, to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the fall, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said Thursday....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:04 AM
It's like a recurring bad dream.
March: Hackers allegedly steal the credit card numbers from 1.5 million Visa and MasterCard customers by breaking into the computer systems of the company's payment processor in New York. The thieves stockpiled the stolen...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:12 AM
An American son is coming home. This event should be memorialized.
President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel did a resplendent job of forging such a prisoner exchange agreement with the Taliban to get our man — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:15 PM
It’s called the USA Freedom Act, but a more fitting name might be Edward’s Law — as in Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor charged with violating the Espionage Act. I’m referring to a bill cleared by...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.
Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...