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Fort Detrick signs cleanup agreement with EPA

Fort Detrick signed an agreement Friday with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlining how to go about cleaning up Area B's groundwater contamination.

Tags: Fort Detrick , Department of Defense , Environmental Protection Agency , Federal Facilities Agreement

Saturday - 12/18/2010, 11:28am EST

2 Ft. Detrick cancer cluster meetings slated this week

Frederick residents will have two chances this week to learn more about a possible cancer cluster near Fort Detrick.

Tags: Fort Detrick , Frederick County Health Department , Kristen Renee Foundation , cancer ,

Sunday - 08/29/2010, 12:34pm EDT

Army asked to find the depth of danger at Detrick

U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin sent a letter to the Department of Defense Monday asking the agency to look into contamination at Fort Detrick and devise a plan by Dec. 1 to remedy the situation.

Tags: Federal Drive , Army , Fort Detrick , Congressional Spotlight , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Defense considers fewer sole-source contracts

Pentagon blocks 400 million dollar missile defense contract, Fighters rattle Seattle after Obama airspace issue

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Missile Defense Agency , Lockheed Martin , Air National Guard

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 08:40am EDT

State hopes technology will better secure passport process

GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

Tags: technology , management , John Kyl , Greg Kutz , Brenda Sprague , GAO , State , Senate Judiciary Committee , SSA , DHS , passport security , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:45pm EDT
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Metro safety issues spur reform calls

June 22, 2009. It's a date forever linked with the worst tragedy in Metro's history. Nine people died when two Metro trains collided. Dozens were hurt, and yet others walked away. Sen. Ben Cardin joins us to talk about a congressional move to bolster the system on Congressional Spotlight.

Tags: Federal Drive , Metro , Congressional Spotlight ,

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 10:20am EDT
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Time is Running Out for FEHBP Dependents

Do you have a dependent child in his or her mid-20s? If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says things are not looking good to extend coverage this year to those who hit their 26th birthday.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEHBP , dependent coverage ,

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 04:00am EDT

Senators ask Obama to block oil drilling off Va.'s coast

"I have suggested that we take the Mid-Atlantic totally off of new explorations because of the environmentally sensitive area of Assateague Island and the Chesapeake Bay," Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., tells WTOP.

Tags: oil exploration , Mid-Atlantic , Norfolk , Barbara Mikulski , Virginia coast

Friday - 05/21/2010, 07:08am EDT

Small business contracting bill brings changes

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passes small business contracting bill focusing on four main areas. Agencies would have to justify bundled contracts and create new policy to oversee subcontracting. Vendors do not support all provisions of the bill.

Tags: contracting , Mary Landrieu , Olympia Snowe , Greg Willis , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GSA , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , Small business contracting , Small business goals , contract bundling , Subcontracting , Small business size standards , Multiple award contracts

Friday - 03/05/2010, 07:18am EST
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Beloved local fast food joint is making a comeback

Gino's Hamburgers, a fast-food chain that disappeared from our region almost 30 years ago is coming back.

Tags: Baltimore , Gino's Hamburgers , Gino Marchetti , Kentucky Fried Chicken , Big Mac , McDonalds , Gino's Burgers and Chicken

Friday - 02/26/2010, 03:02pm EST
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