A former high-ranking official at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of running a kickback scheme from his state office — allegedly fabricating military achievements and disability claims in exchange for a cut of the resulting government payouts.
The first Marylander to fatally contract rabies since 1976 developed the virus through an organ transplant that took place more than a year before the victim recently died, Maryland health officials said.
Laurel City Council President Frederick Smalls is hoping for a best-case scenario with the sequestration. "I don't think we'll see any immediate or long-term impact from this or that Congress will let it (sequestration) have a real negative impact," Smalls said. However, not everyone in Laurel is as optimistic as Smalls. Laurel Board of Trade Chairman Matthew Coates said many local businesses could be hurt, including local cleaning companies, office suppliers, printers and others that do work
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.
President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy his year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday.
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration said it might shoulder the deep, across-the-board spending cuts of the sequester without sending any of its full-time employees home.
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 — reductions that would leave local schools with uncertainty as they decide how many teachers and programs they can retain next year.
Harford County, home to a major federal installation in Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond Aberdeen.
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.
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs will be delayed if Washington fails to stop deep federal budget cuts this week — from answering phones to determining eligibility for disability claims.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland would lose $14.4 million in federal education funding, roughly 46,000 Department of Defense employees would be furloughed and 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines if looming across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to take effect this week, according to a report released Sunday by the Obama administration.
The vast majority of civilian defense employees face a 20 percent pay cut from April through September if looming budget reductions aren't averted, a move that will hit Maryland harder than almost every other state, the Pentagon warned Wednesday.
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to make it easier for veterans and their spouses to work in Maryland received warm reviews from lawmakers and the Defense Department Tuesday, but nurses suggested it could leave patients in the hands of unqualified workers.
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.
The Baltimore office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars helped more than 1,500 Maryland servicemen and servicewomen last year collect $26.4 million in disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That is nearly triple the number of individuals in 2011.