Onstage at a major computer security summit at Stanford University, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for private companies to dip into the government's deep reservoirs of data on cyberattacks.
The Carroll County Board of Education is following suit with many school systems around the country allowing students to bring their own devices -- including portable electronics, tablets, net books, mobile phones, mp3 players and e-readers -- into the classroom to enhance educational instruction.
As your stereotypical bookworkm-y kid, I used to love going to the library growing up. In elementary school, I checked out so many books that I had to set a limit just so I wouldn't be overwhelmed carrying them all and they wouldn't take up a ton of space in my room.
It is both his groundbreaking ideas in the field of particle physics known as supersymmetry and his ability to explain them better than anyone else that have landed James Gates seats on the state school board and on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Moving the Bel Air Auto Auction from its hometown to Riverside, west of Aberdeen, will degrade the quality of life in nearby neighborhoods off Route 7, unhappy residents said during a county plans review meeting Wednesday.
Good Counsel finished the first day of the tournament with a commanding 14-point lead over McDonogh after the quarterfinal round. The Falcons still have eight wrestlers alive for an individual crown entering the semifinals, while the Eagles have seven.
Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat pediatric neurological disorders.
Howard County has entered an unusual agreement to supply treated waste water to cool a massive new computer center being built by the National Security Agency at Fort Meade. But NSA critics see an opportunity to disrupt the agency's increasingly controversial surveillance activities.
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.
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say had begun scheming to kill perceived rivals.
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken -- and can prove they learned from -- certain "massive open online courses," known as MOOCs.
Dale Dunn strode into Kevin Ondrasek's office at the University of Southern Mississippi with an air of determination. A graduate student with one more year of NCAA eligibility, Dunn told the first-year assistant track coach that he had unfinished business.
U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the wake of a crippling cyber attack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But Port of Baltimore officials called the report "misleading and factually incorrect."
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.
Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers.
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular Google Maps app. And later tonight, the first part of the Hobbit will be released in theaters. The reviews are in and while they aren't ecstatic they are encouraging.
Russett's Security Committee members, Tim Reyburn, also a C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team) member, Bobby Allen and Lorna Abraham hosted a free Emergency Preparedness seminar on Dec. 8, in the community center. Nationally recognized emergency planning and continuity of operations (COOP) specialist, Cassie Johnson, provided realistic advice on personal and family preparedness.
Baltimore County has installed GPS technology in more than 900 government vehicles. The devices are pricey, but officials say they will save taxpayer dollars in fuel costs. Some disagree, saying the technology isn't always worth it.