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  • Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

    Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.
  • Harbor dredging advances in federal water bill

    Harbor dredging advances in federal water bill
    A measure that would allow Maryland to continue to unload huge quantities of dredging spoils on islands in the Chesapeake Bay — an effort considered critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad bipartisan support Wednesday in the...

    States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement

    States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement
    WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress
    When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. At a cost of $35,000 per...

    Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project

    Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project
    On a recent trip to the nation's capital, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made sure to call on Jo-Ellen Darcy. As assistant Army secretary for civil works, Darcy is critical to the city's efforts to win federal approval for a costly and ambitious plan...