Security not a top priority for office-seeking tenants
Security concerns are usually well down the list of considerations for tenants searching for office space, according to brokers and property owners in that commercial real estate sector.
Matthew A.S. Esworthy: Bite-sized cybersecurity
In this age of data breaches, malware, ransomware, and phishing attempts, small and mid-sized businesses can no longer operate under the premise that th
NTSB: Federal government should assume oversight of Metrorail
WASHINGTON — Federal investigators recommended Wednesday that the federal government assume oversight of Washington’s troubled subway system, an unprecedented step for an urban mass transit network. The National Transportation Safety Board said the Federal Railroad Commission should take over safety oversight of the Metro system following a fatal electrical malfunction in January and other[...]
Minivans do poorly in new crash tests
The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.
Baltimore County school system awarded DOJ grant to conduct safety study
The Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice announced on Wednesday it has awarded the Baltimore County Public Schools and its research partner, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, nearly $2 million to study school safety by focusing on students with emotional and behavioral health issues. NIJ made 15 awards nationally. The grant of $1,965,158 will […]
U.S. to require rearview cameras in new vehicles
The Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.
Toyota settles U.S. fraud charge, pays $1.2B penalty
The government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
General Motors CEO: ‘I am very sorry for the loss of life’
The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to bring the cars in for repairs.
FAA orders safety change at BWI
Concerned about potential collisions, the Federal Aviation Administration has amended the rules on airplane landings and take-offs at airports with converging runways — a change that will affect Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in April.
Sports helmet sensors an emerging market
A number of sports equipment companies say they have found a piece of the puzzle in identifying concussions, especially in contact sports such as football.
FDA says: You’re antibacterial? Then prove it
WASHINGTON — The federal government said Monday it has no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks. Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration said they are revisiting the safety of chemicals such as triclosan […]
Government health and safety efforts slowed or halted
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and […]