Department of Defense employees racked up an estimated $1 million in personal expenses on their government credit cards at casinos and strip clubs last year - among them one civilian who withdrew thousands of dollars at the Maryland Live casino.
The commander responsible for safety at military bases in the United States has increased the security level of facilities across the country in response to growing worries that bases could be the target of an attack.
The stakes feel a little higher after last night's "Scandal." Rowan Pope was a shadowy background threat in the first half of the season, as the show focused on Olivia's kidnapping and the dastardly Andrew Nichols.
Gov. Larry Hogan's office said an online threat claiming the Islamic State has a terror cell based in Maryland preparing to launch an attack is not credible. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Hogan, said officials are aware of the reports and that Maryland's director of homeland security has been in touch with federal authorities.
Dr. Thomas E. Schwark, a pediatrician who had served as CEO of Wyman Park Medical Center and ended his career working for the United States Agency for International Development, died April 24 of a heart attack at his home in Harper House in Cross Keys. He was 76.
Advocates for victims of sexual assault in the military on Monday called on the White House to give new powers to an internal Defense Department watchdog to review complaints filed by Naval Academy midshipmen and cadets at other military colleges.
It will be the first major update to the Defense Department's strategy for cyber operations in four years, in which time computer security has become a more visible issue after major attacks on American businesses including Sony Picture Entertainment late last year.
Gary Suidikas, of Westminster, has a passion for creating art using wood and glass. He taught himself to draw and paint as a child. Growing up, he moved all around Europe, as his father was in the military. When he lived in Denmark and Germany, his family did not have television or radio, so he entertained himself with art.
With the personal approval of the Defense Secretary, Ukrainian Col. Ihor Hordiychuk is the beneficiary of a little-known program that the Defense Department uses to take care of allied soldiers on American soil.
Baltimore attorney Susan L. Burke, who rose to prominence battling the Department of Defense and its contractors in court, said in an email to supporters Saturday that she will not run for Sen. Barbara Mikulski's seat.
Army researchers in a lab outside Washington had been working for years on a tool to help soldiers understand how hackers were targeting military computers, but late last year they did something unusual: They released their project for anyone on the Internet to poke and prod at.
Cambridge native James A. Adkins joined the Army in 1975. In the ensuing decades, he studied Russian, earned a commission, and served Cold War-era assignments in the infantry, the cavalry and intelligence.
Being a military kid has its ups and its downs. You get to move a lot, and see and experience new things. But you have to move a lot, and say goodbye to the friends you have made. Then again, you have friends everywhere, all over the country, and the world. A new exhibit at Harford Community College's Hays Heighe House features the lives of military families across the country as well as a handful of local BRATS, the children of military parents.
More midshipmen at the Naval Academy reported sexual assaults last year, officials said Wednesday, but the overall levels of victimization, including inappropriate touching, fell to their lowest rate in years.
People love to watch videos of returning service members coming home to the surprise of their kids and get misty-eyed as they share in emotional reunions. We expect a polished military color guard at the Super Bowl, with a tightly packed formation of jets flying over during the singing of the National Anthem. And we shed tears at the sacrifices soldiers make on the battle field. But empathy is not enough. If you really want to thank a veteran, encourage service as well as those who already
Advocates for military women are suing the Department of Defense for information about how the Naval Academy and the other military service academies recruit female students — part of a campaign, they say, to expose ongoing gender bias at the elite training grounds for the nation's officer corps.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget.
While APG may be around in some form for years to come, there's a distinct possibility that it would go away, and failing to plan for such an eventuality would be, to borrow a military turn of phrase, planning to fail.
It is past time for the government and the private sector to begin a more robust sharing of cyber-attack information. We need enabling, common sense legislation from Congress, the appropriate executive orders from the president and engagement in an environment of mutual trust between the government and the private sector before we really do face a "Cyber Pearl Harbor."
In 2003, Ebola virus killed around 5,500 gorillas in the Lossi Sanctuary of the Republic of Congo and reduced its population there by over 90 percent — the virus' deadliest incursion in any species until the current outbreak in West Africa. That gorilla outbreak, however, was just the next step along a trajectory that appeared to begin in 1976, when Ebola was first diagnosed in humans, but which had actually been underway for decades due to the convergence of several insidious forces that
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to battle rape and other sexual assaults within the U.S. military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8% increase in reported incidents over the past year.
If the Great Bay wind project is killed, it will be a terrible loss for Maryland. Governor O'Malley's visionary plan for Maryland to lead in clean energy jobs and investment will be set back. Somerset County, Maryland's poorest, will be deprived of a $200 million investment, 500 construction jobs and $44 million in new tax revenues. Over 200 landowners would lose untold millions in royalty payments. Mr. Hoyer created this fake crisis by meddling in a process that he himself passed a law to
Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The best hope is that the newly empowered Republicans, hoping to counter the brand of negativism that haunted them throughout the Obama administration will swiftly put forward their own legislative agenda and bring much of it up for a vote in both houses.