By Nick Gestido, Patch Newsletter If you become the victim of a heart attack in Baltimore County, your chances of survival just got better. The Baltimore County Fire Department announced Thursday morning that it received almost $2 million in federal grant money to purchase state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment for victims of cardiac arrest. The fire department received […]

December 21, 2011 Letter to the Editor, The Baltimore Sun Last week, Congress passed legislation authorizing spending for our country’s 16 intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fact that the bill passed with little fanfare in this heated political climate makes a big […]

December 14, 2011 By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE- The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be available in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the national anthem, Fort McHenry and […]

By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON – Rep. C.A Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, and Republican committee Chairman Mike Rogers announced legislation Wednesday that would allow the government to share classified information on potential cyber attacks with American businesses. The bipartisan bill would give the National Security Agency […]

By Peter B. de Selding, Space News SAN ANTONIO — The top two members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Oct. 19 said U.S. launch costs must come down to help the United States maintain its intelligence-gathering capability during a time of reduced budgets. Addressing the Geoint 2011 conference here, Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) […]

By The State Column Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) will welcome Maryland troops home from Afghanistan tomorrow, Saturday, October 15, 2011. About 60 members of the Maryland National Guard 313th Movement Control Battalion based in Curtis Bay served a 1-year deployment in Afghanistan developing ways to transport cargo and supplies by land, air and sea. […]

By Sarah Breltenbach, The Gazette OCEAN CITY — Maryland has the potential to become the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity, but could miss out on a major economic opportunity unless it offers more programs aimed at recruiting students into a little-known field, experts said during the opening day of the annual Maryland Association of Counties conference. […]

By Nicole Rodman, The Dundalk Eagle Showing no signs of slowing down at age 87, Scrivani has spent the last five decades volunteering her time and skills to veterans in need, and now she is being honored for her efforts. On May 31, Scrivani and five others received the 2010 Congressional Volunteer Recognition Award during […]

By Editor Nick Gestido, Patch Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger recently honored six volunteers from Maryland’s Second Congressional District for their dedicated service to Maryland veterans. According to a news release, Ruppersberger awarded Kathleen and Michael Mooney of Parkville, Lucille Scrivani of Dundalk, Terry Lee Trish Jr. of Rosedale, and Catharine Wyland and Shirley Freeman of […]