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  • Eastern Shore firm sues U.S. government for $1 billion in patent infringement case

    Eastern Shore firm sues U.S. government for $1 billion in patent infringement case
    An Eastern Shore company and a Texas firm are seeking $1 billion from the federal government in a patent infringement case that alleges various federal law enforcement and military agencies of using surveillance technology the companies designed...
  • Valley company to build $30M Navy submarine-testing facility

    The Lehigh County office of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. has won a $30.3 million U.S. Navy contract to build a submarine-testing facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The work is scheduled to begin immediately and is expected to be completed by...
  • A political battle over loans to the military has DCCC criticizing Forbes

    Buried deep in the National Defense Authorization Act were a few paragraphs about a study --as well as some sharp political bickering --on consumer protection for military families. The issue was a review of proposed – but as yet not formally...
  • Murphy seeks change in trade bill to boost manufacturing

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, an opponent of trade legislation now before the Senate, is seeking to change it to include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Connecticut Democrat has offered an amendment to prohibit federal agencies from waiving...
  • Defense Department's tech investing signals Silicon Valley's importance in cyberwarfare

    SAN JOSE, Calif. As more conflicts shift from land to cyberspace, the nation's defense agencies are relying less on missiles and tanks and more on Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs and startups to secure the country's porous Internet battlefield....
  • Audit: Pentagon employees used federal credit cards at casinos, strip clubs

    Audit: Pentagon employees used federal credit cards at casinos, strip clubs
    Service members and other Pentagon employees used Defense Department credit cards for thousands of unauthorized transactions at casinos and strip clubs across the country, according to a audit released Tuesday by the Pentagon's internal watchdog. The...
  • U.S. raid in Syria to capture Islamic State leader ends in his death

    WASHINGTON American special forces commandos swooped into the heart of Islamic State's oil and gas operations in eastern Syria in a raid intended to capture the man viewed as the group's chief financial officer, Pentagon and White House officials said...
  • Hostage rescue bill advances as part of Defense Department funding law

    Hostage rescue bill advances as part of Defense Department funding law
    Rep. John Delaney's proposal to appoint a senior official with responsibility for rescuing Americans captured by terrorists overseas will move forward as part of a Defense Department funding measure. The House of Representatives agreed to tack the...
  • Exhibit at Marine Corps museum showcases military photos

    The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, is hosting a first-ever exhibit of award-winning photographs by military communicators. The exhibit opened May 1 and continues through the end of the month. It showcases 36 winning images...
  • Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops

    Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops
    Last year U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson tried and failed to get Congress to consider an amendment that would have stopped the U.S. Department of Defense from selling certain military equipment to police so when President Barack Obama banned such sales Monday...
  • Local law enforcement could lose access to some military equipment

    Local law enforcement could lose access to some military equipment
    Helicopters and snowmobiles from the U.S. Department of Defense can be a big help to local law enforcement. Grenade launchers and bayonets? Not so much. So said local law enforcement officials Wednesday after President Obama announced plans to stop...