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  • Military-grade tugboat up for auction in Virginia Beach

     Military-grade tugboat up for auction in Virginia Beach
    Looking for that perfect military-style transport to trawl through shallow water this summer? The government has a deal for you. The Defense Department is accepting public bids on a "warping tug," retired from military service and currently sitting on...
  • White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal

    White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal
    In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking...
  • Lt. Col. returns from duty in Africa to find car towed, sold

    Lt. Col. returns from duty in Africa to find car towed, sold
    When Alexzandria Kelly departed for active military duty in the Horn of Africa last year, she left her "pet'' at home: A 1972 AMC Gremlin, a classic car her father bequeathed her when he died. The Gremlin was in running condition, carried the proper...
  • Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color

    Visitors to Crayola's Facebook page this weekend may have found it a little, er, off-color. Hackers briefly commandeered the page, posting cartoon pictures of breasts and sophomoric sex jokes. The Forks Township crayon and marker manufacturer regained...
  • Funding new submarines outside the Navy?

    Funding new submarines outside the Navy?
    Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered the Navy's top priority. At issue is how to replace the aging fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines,...
  • US military's Central Command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked, no classified material breached

    Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was...
  • Navy looks to private contractors for more submarine maintenance

    The Navy could enlist private shipyards to help relieve a maintenance backlog for its attack submarines, which translates into a potential opportunity for Newport News Shipbuilding. Federal budget cuts have caused staffing shortages at U.S. shipyards,...
  • Help hold the fort

    These are uncertain times at Fort Eustis in Newport News. An Army planning document released last year calls for deep cuts in personnel should federal austerity measures return to the Defense Department budget. The base could lose thousands of jobs,...
  • IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD

    IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD
    In 2011, IBM's Watson computer system used artificial intelligence to beat challengers on the TV quiz show "Jeopardy." Now, physicians at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are putting Watson to a different test: using the system to help them...
  • Key military command's Twitter account, @CENTCOM, hacked

    Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was...
  • ISIS allies hack US Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

    WASHINGTON Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Islamic State militants hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command on Monday, posting warnings to American troops and their families, as well as what appear to be rosters with...