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SPECIAL REPORT: DHS takes inspiration from tragedy

Advance research agency sees opportunity from Katrina, power blackout, other events to solve large-scale problems. Technologies are high risk, but high payoff.

Tags: technology , Roger McGinnis , DHS Science and Technology , Homeland Security Advance Research and Technology , electric grid , Levee repair , innovation , series

Thursday - 05/21/2009, 12:44pm EDT
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Rep. Cuellar pushing for performance based budgeting

Texas Democrat's bill would modernize how the government appropriates, measures funding. Agency progress with financial management oversight improves slightly, but still no consolidated audit opinion.

Tags: mngt , Henry Cuellar , Diana Watson , Gene Dodaro , Richard Gregg , DHS , DoD , NASA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GAO , Treasury , financial management , audit opinion , CFO Act , Performance based budgeting

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:00am EDT
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Two Army Corps employees arrested in alleged government bribery case

Two employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two others have been arrested in a bribery and kickback scheme, authorities said.

Tags: DoD , bribery , Associated Press

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Anti-bomb plan for Mark Center posted online

Security designs for the new Mark Center have been posted online. In a major breach of security, Defense officials admit a document describing the bomb-proofing security plans for the new Defense building were published on a public website for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: Federal Drive , BRAC , DoD Report , Mark Center , security , defense ,

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 10:40am EDT

Waves of construction due at area beaches

The winter may not be known for sand and surf, but some regional beaches are about to get busy in the coming months.

Tags: Delaware , Bethany Beach , Dewey Beach , Rehoboth Beach , Fenwick Island , Michelle Basch

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 01:58pm EST

Officials: No health risk from Agent Orange testing

Fort Detrick officials want to reassure the public that 17 pounds of Agent Orange tested between 1944 and 1968 are not a health risk.

Tags: Frederick , Agent Orange , Fort Detrick ,

Friday - 11/19/2010, 11:26am EST

General Dynamics lands Army contract

Under the contract, the company will develop interior designs, perform equipment needs assessments, relocations, equipment installation, maintenance and employee training for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , General Dynamics , IT , Army ,

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 09:40am EDT

Eastern shore beaches getting millions to repair storm damage

Several beaches Washingtonians flock to in summer are going to get wintertime makeovers.

Tags: Fenwick Island , Dewey Beach , Rehoboth Beach , storm damage

Saturday - 09/25/2010, 10:07am EDT

Smith Island restoration projects await funds

A $17.5 million Smith Island environmental restoration project has been approved but not yet fully funded.

Tags: Smith Island , crabbing , watermen , Chesapeake Bay , Martin Wildlife Refuge ,

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 06:41am EDT

O'Malley: Anacostia River will go on 'trash diet'

The Anacostia River will go on a "trash diet," becoming the first river on the East Coast and only the second in the nation where the total amount of trash will be limited every day, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on WTOP's Ask the Governor Monday.

Tags: Anacostia Watershed , Anacostia River , Martin O'Malley , Ask the Governor , crabs , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 04/19/2010, 12:44pm EDT
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