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  • 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. ...
  • Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost

    Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost
    Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...
  • Harford County anticipates impacts from sequester

    Harford County anticipates impacts from sequester
    Harford County, home to Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for automatic federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond...
  • 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...
  • Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year

    Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year
    Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — leaving local schools uncertain how many teachers and programs they can retain next...
  • 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....
  • 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 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,...
  • Federal innovation a matter of perspective

    The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it? The answer depends on whom you ask. Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
  • Baltimore police choose new internal affairs leader

    Baltimore police choose new internal affairs leader
    The Baltimore Police Department tapped one of its lawyers as the new head of internal affairs, saying Rodney Hill's experience as an officer and his recent turn as a prosecutor of police misconduct cases give him the credibility to lead a group charged...
  • Terrorist attacks diminish our freedoms

    Terrorist attacks diminish our freedoms
    I've been at the finish line of several marathons and know the crowding and congestion there. The bomb blast at the Boston Marathon was gruesome ("Marylanders caught up in chaotic scene," April 16). What concerns me now, however, is that the...
  • 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...