October 20, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Community Assistance Day Set Oct. 29 -

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wreaths Across America Exhibit Travels to St. Mary’s -

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SoMD Heritage Series Concludes Nov. 16 -

Monday, October 18, 2021

St. Mary’s Public Forum Set Oct. 19 -

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Senate Committee Ups DoD Budget

Lawmakers look to provide the Pentagon with its annual budget — the Department of Defense Appropriation Act — before the current continuing resolution funding the government expires Dec. 3. But it’s not necessarily the budget the Pentagon requested.

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Powell Remembered as Soldier, Trailblazer, Statesman

Powell

Former secretary of state Colin Powell was remembered Monday as a trailblazer and trusted adviser to presidents. Powell died on Monday. He was 84.

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US or China. Who Is Winning AI Battle?

AI

Which country has the best artificial intelligence technology in the world? It depends on who you ask. These military cybersecurity experts have differing opinions.

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Supply Chain to Get Worse

Computer chip shortages, epic port congestion, and a severe shortage of truck drivers add to the existing supply chain woes that continue to accompany the ongoing pandemic.

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Action Demanded on Sewage Release into Chesapeake

After discovering that two wastewater treatment plants in Baltimore have been releasing millions of gallons of partially untreated sewage into the Chesapeake Bay, Blue Water Maryland has notified the city it may file a lawsuit to force improvements. The state has confirmed discharge violations near the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant and Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Atwa, Wanted for Role in 1985 Hijacking That Killed Local Sailor, Dies

Hijacking

Ali Atwa, a senior Hezbollah operative who was on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 that led to the death of a US Navy diver Robert D. Stethem of Waldorf, MD.

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Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, in recognition of Columbus Day, but will be back percolating Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

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DoD’s Continuous Vetting Begins

All DoD security clearance holders are now subject to continuous vetting to maintain their clearance. And the new continuous vetting will also include DoD personnel who do not have a clearance.

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Confederate Renaming ‘Intense’

The military’s Naming Commission, charged with renaming military installations and other military assets which honor leaders of the Confederacy, faces “intense” verbiage from opponents, according to retired GEN Michelle Howard, head of the Confederate renaming panel.

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OPM Outlines Discipline Policy for Unvaccinated Federal Employees

Federal agencies have received guidance from the Office of Personnel Management outlining the discipline process for employees who refuse to be vaccinated. Employees must get the vaccine by Nov. 8 to comply with the federal mandate. Disciplinary action could begin the next day.

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