As you move through the ordinary activities of your everyday life, you're leaving an electronic trail rich in data about your whereabouts, your interests and your relationships. That's information of keen interest — and not only to marketers. As recent revelations about two National Security Agency surveillance programs show, at least some of those digital details are being collected and analyzed by the government.
David Simon, the former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of the television show The Wire, has weighed in reports of data collection efforts by the National Security Agency, asking, what's the fuss?Creator of The Wire describes 1980s data collection by Baltimore police in blog post
The government's power to secretly collect millions of phone records from telecom companies without their customers' knowledge suggests the laws protecting privacy are a lot less robust that most people think
Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House subcommittee on Wednesday to forgo a requirement included in a Senate resolution they said unfairly advantages Maryland as the two states compete to land a possible new FBI headquarters.
General Services Administration officials said Wednesday they received nearly three dozen responses to a request for ideas for a new FBI headquarters, a potentially lucrative development that Maryland leaders hope to bring to Prince George's County.
Howard County business officials still are learning how the federal sequestration will affect the county's economy, but once Congress missed its March 1 deadline for an agreement avoiding the cuts, one local business already was feeling the effects.
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy could spend less time training at sea. Some gates into Fort Meade could be shut down. And routine maintenance at military installations across the state could be delayed, under federal budget cuts set to begin Friday.
With less than a week to go until the federal government's March 1 deadline to reach an agreement avoiding a set of spending cuts known as sequestration, the local business community is in the dark about its potential impact.
Hours before a midnight deadline would have ushered in an enormous tax hike on ordinary Americans, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress on Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest households while putting off tougher spending decisions for another battle in a couple of months.
By By Lisa Mascaro, Kathleen Hennessey, Michael A. Memoli and John Fritze and Tribune Newspapers
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.
Eleven people and the state ACLU sued Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold Wednesday, contending the county illegally compiled files about citizens on Leopold's alleged "enemies list," then refused to release the information collected.
Fort Meade's rapid growth in the last few years has made it the state's largest employer, but getting a foot in the door — or, rather, inside the guarded fence line — can be daunting. Residents crowded into a local high school for tips from Meade experts.
Tenable Network Security Inc. has quietly built a booming business selling network security products and services to the U.S. government and companies around the world. It's profitable and has thousands of clients.