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Jul 11, 2012

Manning again seeks dismissal of some WikiLeaks charges

HAGERSTOWN — An Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history is reviving his request to have some charges dropped. Pfc. Bradley Manning’s civilian defense attorney said Wednesday he has filed a renewed motion seeking dismissal of two counts alleging Manning exceeded his authorized access to a Defense Department computer […]

Jun 15, 2012

1,200 expected at Victory in Procurement event

There were 1,176 pre-registrations for today’s Victory in Procurement event, with organizers expecting walk-ins to push the number at attendees to well over 1,200. John Shoraka, acting associate director of government contracting for the Small Business Administration, gave the morning’s keynote address, discussing how businesses can better position themselves for government contracts. [...]

Apr 24, 2012

Judge seeks WikiLeaks damage assessments from government

FORT MEADE — A military judge said Tuesday that she wants to see several federal agencies’ assessments of the damage caused by WikiLeaks’ publication of government secrets. Army Col. Denise Lind ordered prosecutors during a pretrial hearing to provide the documents so she can decide whether they should be turned over to Pfc. Bradley Manning’s […]

Mar 27, 2012

University of Maryland doctors give Virginia man new face

After 15 years of wearing a mask and living as a recluse, a 37-year-old Virginia man disfigured in a gun accident got a new face, nose, teeth and jaw in what University of Maryland physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed. Richard Lee Norris of Hillsville is recovering well after last week’s […]

Mar 9, 2012

Osiris’ fourth-quarter results improve

Osiris Therapeutics Inc., of Columbia, a biotechnology company that uses adult stem cell therapy to treat damaged tissue, reported fourth-quarter net income of $5 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $11 million, versus net income of $4.4 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $10.8 million for the […]

Dec 27, 2011

DOD: Sexual assaults increase at 3 major academies

ANNAPOLIS — The number of reported sexual assaults at the nation’s three major military academies rose in the latest academic year from one year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pentagon. The Defense Department’s “Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies” for academic year 2010-2011 found there […]

Dec 12, 2011

Sysco gets $26M military food contract

POCOMOKE CITY — Sysco Eastern Maryland LLC was awarded a military contract worth up to $26.2 million to provide food and beverage support for the Department of Defense and non-defense customers in North Carolina. Food services will be provided to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard under the contract, which was […]

Nov 29, 2011

U.S. Labor Department accuses Cargill of discrimination in hiring

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Labor officials have moved to cut off federal contracts held by one of the nation’s largest meatpackers, saying it discriminated against women and non-Asians. The U.S. Labor Department claims Cargill Meat Solutions discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified people who applied for entry-level jobs at the company’s plant in Springdale, Ark., […]

Nov 7, 2011

Corporate Office Properties Trust of Columbia announces large defense lease

Corporate Office Properties Trust of Columbia, a specialty office real estate investment trust, said it leased more than 43 percent of a 237,000-square-foot building under construction in Springfield, Va., to a single, unidentified tenant. The company said the tenant, part of the defense information technology industry, leased 103,000 square feet of space at Patriot Ridge, […]

Sep 16, 2011

St. Paul’s new Fisher Hall awarded LEED Gold certification

Fisher Hall, the new library and student commons building at St. Paul’s School, has been awarded  LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, one of fewer than 5,000 buildings in the world to receive the status. Fisher Hall has a photovoltaic rooftop and a geothermal heating and cooling system, an HVAC system that […]

Sep 14, 2011

Lockheed Martin wins $791M Air Force contract

NEW YORK — Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $791 million contract to provide a range of services to the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. Under the deal’s terms, Lockheed will support the integration of software and components for the Air Force’s combat support automated information systems. Lockheed, based in Bethesda, […]

Aug 16, 2011

New building opens at Fort Meade

A ceremony attended by high-ranking military officials and civilian lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. John Sarbanes is scheduled Wednesday at Fort Meade to mark the official opening of the Defense Adjudication Activities facility, a new, 151,000-square-foot building constructed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) relocation. Completed in May, the […]

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