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  • U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

    U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns
    Clifford Sloan, the State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday. The surprise announcement of Sloan's departure followed a flurry of...
  • Virginia delegation ask for cyber operations squadron at Langley

    Virginia delegation ask for cyber operations squadron at Langley
    In a letter released Monday, several members of the Virginia delegation — most from Hampton Roads — asked the director of the Air National Guard to establish a cyberoperations squadron at Langley Air Force Base. The letter was signed by U.S....
  • North Korea's Internet links restored, says U.S. expert

    North Korea's Internet links restored, says U.S. expert
    North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said....
  • Rachel Marsden: When does cyber crime become an act of cyberwar?

    No consensus exists between the U.S. government and cyber security experts as to whether North Korea is responsible for the online dumping of Sony Pictures Entertainment's confidential business data and emails. Even if it could be proven beyond any...
  • Hacker group hints it caused North Korean Internet crash

    Hacker group hints it caused North Korean Internet crash
    Fresh Internet outages continued to plague North Korea on Tuesday, and speculation about the cause of the rogue country's systemwide crash earlier in the day broadened to include a hacking group that hinted it was responsible. North Korea's Internet...
  • Congress must show gratitude to military

    Congratulations to Congress for having enough foresight (and cooperative spirit, for once) to pass legislation that will create a separate fund, outside the regular defense budget, to build the next generation of ballistic missile submarines. The...
  • Edward Snowden is more narcissist than patriot

    Edward Snowden is more narcissist than patriot
    Watching Edward Snowden is interesting for me. In the 1990s, freshly graduated from a top liberal arts college, I found myself in a job with a Top Secret security clearance. I would have loved to brag to my former classmates — and the rest of...
  • Hollywood flunks the screen test

    The plot was so bizarre it was hard to believe: The government of North Korea, offended by an adolescent comedy that jokes about assassinating Kim Jong-un, warns Americans not to go see the movie because they might blow up any theatre that screens it....
  • How environmental destruction sprang Ebola

    How environmental destruction sprang Ebola
    In 2003, Ebola virus killed around 5,500 gorillas in the Lossi Sanctuary of the Republic of Congo and reduced its population there by over 90 percent — the virus' deadliest incursion in any species until the current outbreak in West Africa. That...
  • SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars

    SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk. With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...
  • Drone maker AeroVironment seeks new customers to boost sales

    AeroVironment Inc. of Monrovia proves Southern California still has the right stuff. AeroVironment was the brainchild of American aeronautical pioneer and engineer Paul B. MacCready, who founded the company in 1970. It began by manufacturing windmills...