President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to "remain vigilant in the face of threats."
By By Christi Parsons and Ken Dilanian and Tribune Newspapers
Edward Joseph Snowden, the government contractor who revealed the National Security Agency's massive telephone- and Internet-surveillance program, has left few public clues about his life growing up in Crofton and Ellicott City
By By Jean Marbella, Shashank Bengali and David S. Cloud and Tribune Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Leaks about secret National Security Agency surveillance programs made by an intelligence contractor reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on companies for spy work and whether the firms must do more to vet employees and protect classified information.
The Guardian newspaper has identified a 29-year-old man who once lived in Maryland as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs that have revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of Americans.
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cyber security plays in the state's economy.
Did you think you were going to be able to settle in for this episode of "Homeland?" Did last week's bizarre plot twist that saw Brody whisked away for an evening with Abu Nazir get you thinking you might spend an episode watching the congressman hooked to a car battery?
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger will be included in a "60 Minutes" piece Sunday looking at Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, tha members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence see as a threat to national security.
Although Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is coming off one of his worst games, a four-interception debacle in a narrow win over the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens are aware of the kind of damage the multidimensional passer can inflict.
The Pentagon is creating a new intelligence service aimed at gathering information on terrorist networks, weapons of mass destruction and other emerging concerns, a senior defense official said Monday.
The National Security Agency has responded to lawsuit filed by former NSA whistle-blowers who want confiscated computers back. The computers were seized during the investigation of Thomas Drake for leaking information to The Baltimore Sun.
Former NSA employee Thomas Drake Thursday accepted a plea deal that cleared him of espionage charges stemming from an alleged leak of classified information to a Baltimore Sun reporter who wrote about waste and mismanagement at the Fort Meade-based agency.