Jul 22, 2018

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.

Apr 12, 2018

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

Sep 30, 2015

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[...]

Nov 20, 2014

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.

Oct 1, 2014

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 […]

Mar 31, 2014

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.

Mar 19, 2014

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.

Mar 18, 2014

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.

Jan 22, 2014

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.

Jan 1, 2014

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.

Dec 16, 2013

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 […]

Oct 8, 2013

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 […]

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