August 17, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Theater Holding Auditions for ‘Clue’ -

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Shakespeare Heads to St. Mary’s City -

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Young Artists Sought for Sotterley Contest -

Thursday, July 28, 2022

St. Mary’s, Eat, Live, and Be Healthy -

Saturday, July 23, 2022

State Dept. Ups Reward for Info on Hackers

Cyber Threats

The US State Department is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identity and location of five hackers thought to be part of the Russia-backed Conti ransomware group. Another Russian hacking group is claiming an attack on Lockheed Martin that knocked the company’s websites offline.

5 Weeks, 2 Barges, 5 Tugboats. Ever Forward Refloats

Refloats

The Ever Forward container ship is now afloat in the Chesapeake Bay. The operation took five weeks, two barges, and five tugboats to dislodge the 1,095-foot cargo ship after some containers were removed from the vessel.

Air Force Wish List Includes More F-35s

F-35

Add more F-35 fighter jets to the US Air Force’s wish list. The service’s list for fiscal 2023 include billions of dollars for seven more, brand-new F-35As as well as EC-37 Compass Calls aircraft, hypersonic technology tests, and 26 construction projects for bases recovering from natural disasters.

Govt. Agencies Could Be at Risk After Suspected Russian Hack

cyber

All federal civilian executive branch agencies have been directed to search their networks for indications they were compromised after the US Commerce Department was hacked. The hackers entered US systems through updates by the software company that also provides services to the White House, the Pentagon, and NASA.

It’s Finally Arrived — Election Day

Voters are casting their ballots in the 2020 presidential election in record numbers — here in Maryland, all across the country, and even in outer space.

CNO Gilday on the State of the Navy

Gilday

Among the topics discussed during a “State of the Navy” virtual forum this week by Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday: developing a sixth-generation fighter, the future for the use of drones and smaller aircraft carriers, DoD’s Battle Force 2045 study, and a tri-service maritime strategy to thwart China, which he calls America’s top strategic threat.

Cheltenham Vets Cemetery Receives Funds for Expansion

Vets Cemetery

Maryland lawmakers applaud the recent award of federal funding for an expansion of the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.

Gilday Gets First-Hand Look at Ship’s Fire Damage

Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday was in San Diego over the weekend to inspect the USS Bonhomme Richard and push for answers in the wake of the fire that gutted the ship. “The damage is extensive,” the admiral said at a news briefing after walking through the ship.

Face Coverings Now Required on All DoD Property

Face Coverings

DefSec Mark Esper: All people on DoD property, installations, and facilities must wear cloth face coverings.

Is F-35 ‘Ready to Go at 50 Below’?

'ready to go at 50 below'

Along with everything else, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has to operate in harsh weather conditions. A series of tests is slated for Eielson AFB in Alaska, with the motto, “Ready to Go at 50 Below!”