As agencies sent nonessential employees home, unions and other advocates for federal employees warned that the seemingly endless succession of fiscal crises and cuts is threatening the ability of the government to recruit and retain the best talent.
The Silk Road case shined a light on the deep underbelly of the web -- exposing many casual Internet users to unfamiliar terms like Deep Web, Tor and Bitcoin. So we asked Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green to help break down this shadowy virtual world for our readers.
A Johns Hopkins University cryptography professor — who gained media attention when university officials told him to take down a blog post he wrote about National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden — says he declined an invitation this week to join journalists and others reviewing the classified NSA documents.
Maryland lost about 21,000 jobs as a result of the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester, state officials say, and they expect another 4,000 federal positions will evaporate over the next two years.
Matthew Green, the Johns Hopkins cryptography professor who was ordered to remove from university servers a blog post about the National Security Agency's covert surveillance efforts, has concluded that it was all a "big misunderstanding."
At the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent Parkway and Brooken Land Parkway, there gathers a group of more than 50 people, carrying signs protesting the Obama administration's threat to bomb Syria with missiles in retaliation for its government's alleged gassing of its own people, killing more than 1,400 of them. Drivers of cars, trucks and buses honked their horns in support of the demonstration.
The deadly shooting at one of the region's largest military facilities reopened a debate Monday about whether U.S. officials have done enough to secure the nation's massive portfolio of domestic bases.
When an interim engineering dean at the Johns Hopkins University asked a well-known cryptography professor to remove a blog post about the National Security Agency from university servers, he said he did so because he feared ¿legal consequences.¿
Matthew D. Green thought his regular contributions to the growing public discourse on controversial online surveillance by the National Security Agency represented an achievement his superiors at the Johns Hopkins University would encourage. Then he got an email from the dean of the engineering school.
Johns Hopkins University ordered a professor and cryptographer Monday to remove from its servers a blog critical of the NSA for circumventing the encryption that protects sensitive material on the Web — only to reverse course after a review.
The U.S. government can track and listen to millions and millions of our phone calls and take action when they feel it's necessary. But it can't or won't do anything about all of the telemarketing calls.
Fort Meade, home to the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and other key organizations, was a net winner in the 2005 round of BRAC. By the time Army Col. Edward C. Rothstein took command, military spending was beginning to tighten again.
Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who publicize secret information.
Much of Maryland's cybersecurity sector revolves around the federal government. But some groups and firms are trying to push the state's cybersecurity boundaries to grab more of the commercial market at a time of tighter federal budgets.
Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's attorney focused on the former Army analyst's mental health and whether his superiors adequately probed his fitness to serve as the defense opened its case in the sentencing portion of his trial Monday.
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Dist. 1
In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."
The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge on Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop cooperating with Americans.
A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online. But Col. Denise Lind found the onetime Marylander not guilty of aiding the enemy.