| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:05 PM
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....
| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 7:57 AM
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. ...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:46 AM
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,...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:32 AM
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.
| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:35 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:12 AM
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...