| Dec 8, 2012
A Defense Department funding bill has made bedfellows of two groups more likely to be found in opposite corners: federal labor and federal contractors.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the Professional Services Council (PSC)...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival.
Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 2:13 PM
When Roscoe Bartlett was thrust suddenly into front runner status in a topsy-turvy race for Congress in 1992, Republican leaders in Maryland arranged a meeting so he could get to know them.
Maybe it was his ill-fitting suit, or his folksy demeanor, but...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:47 PM
A massive, $662 billion defense measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on Maryland's military facilities cleared a final vote in the Senate Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:12 PM
As President Barack Obama proposed a new round of military base closures and reorganization, Maryland's political and business forces already are working to protect installations here and position the state to benefit from any future moves.
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:08 PM
For months, the men and women of the 135th Airlift Group have been training on their new C27J Spartan turboprops for their deployment this spring to Afghanistan.
Their job: carrying soldiers, equipment and supplies around the war zone as the fighting...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Forty-nine governors, including Martin O’Malley, are “strongly” opposing “disproportionate” cuts to the Air National Guard in the Air Force’s 2013 budget request.
Among the cuts, the Air Force plans to cancel the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Thursday that "tough, tough choices are coming" if the Pentagon implements deep future spending cuts required by law, including whether to slash the Army to 420,000 soldiers and decommission...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:37 PM
By Andrea Shalal
WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to add
22 Boeing electronic attack jets to a list of "unfunded"
priorities requested by Congress, but the document must still be
vetted by senior Pentagon officials, who have...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON Sweeping budget and personnel cuts proposed Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would hit some military bases hard while protecting others.
With the Army targeted to lose as many as 80,000 active-duty soldiers from its current 520,000-...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Two Republican congressmen from Hampton Roads in key defense positions found plenty not to like about the Pentagon's 2015 budget introduced Tuesday.
Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, and Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, chair panels on the House Armed...