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  • NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors

    NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors
    An intelligence contractor's disclosure of covert National Security Agency surveillance programs reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on private companies for spy work and whether those firms must do more to vet employees and...
  • Ruppersberger: Cybersecurity bill is necessary, will not violate privacy

    The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "Fight cyber attacks, not privacy" (May 3) does readers a true disservice by perpetuating several myths about this critical issue. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is simple, allowing the American...
  • Board approves $285,000 for consultant to tell police how to better run department

    Board approves $285,000 for consultant to tell police how to better run department
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday unanimously approved $285,000 for city police to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run. Despite the protests of competing...
  • Anne Arundel county executive shuts down in-house surveillance operation

    Anne Arundel county executive shuts down in-house surveillance operation
    On her first full day on the job, the new Anne Arundel County executive shut down a surveillance operation inside the county office building that included 500 cameras recording minute-by-minute activity in and around numerous county government facilities....
  • U.S. security, Maryland's economy at risk

    For Maryland businesses, the seemingly never-ending political season and the cloud of economic uncertainty that accompanied it were supposed to have subsided at election's end. However, just as we thought we had put the campaign season behind us,...
  • Unlocking immigrant detention reform

    Unlocking immigrant detention reform
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now incarcerates, via immigration detention, more people per year than any other state or federal agency. In 2012, the DHS detained over 429,000 noncitizens awaiting immigration hearings or deportation, at a $2...
  • Maryland, other states face problems with new driver's licenses

    Maryland, other states face problems with new driver's licenses
    It was a popular idea five years ago: make sure every state had high-security driver's licenses to thwart terrorism at airports.  But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Real ID system faces opposition from states still reeling from recession. ...
  • Morgan State professor indicted in fraud scheme

    A full-time engineering professor at Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding. Manoj Kumar Jha, 45, who...
  • Maryland police seek federal help to take ill-gotten gains

    Maryland police seek federal help to take ill-gotten gains
    Gay Lynn Diffenderffer had no idea that her husband was growing marijuana at their Baltimore County home, her attorney says, until state police investigating his mysterious disappearance discovered about 100 plants in a locked basement. Two weeks later,...
  • Cybersecurity business, jobs expected to grow through 2016

    Cybersecurity industry analysts expect the market to grow more than 50 percent in the next four years even as other types of defense spending are expected to flatten or decline, creating new opportunities for workers and businesses in Maryland. The...
  • Simulation of high-rise terrorist attack scheduled in Harbor East

    A simulated terrorist attack in Harbor East will be conducted Saturday morning to train emergency responders from throughout the Baltimore region on response tactics in the event of large fires or mass casualties in a high-rise building, according to city...
  • Dr. Benjamin H. Cassutto, veterinarian

    Dr. Benjamin H. Cassutto, veterinarian
    Dr. Benjamin H. Cassutto, a veterinarian and Army veteran, died Thursday of cancer at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del. The Millsboro, Del., resident was 52. The son of a minister and a Carroll County educator, Benjamin Henricus Cassutto was born in...