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Lawyer for accused 9/11 plotter alleges mistreatment at Guantanamo

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - An attorney for a Saudi man charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks accused his U.S. jailers at the Guantanamo Bay military prison on Thursday of mistreatment. The charges by defense attorney...Show More Summary

Lawyer for accused 9/11 plotter alleges mistreatment at Guantanamo

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - An attorney for a Saudi man charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks accused his U.S. jailers at the Guantanamo Bay military prison on Thursday of mistreatment. The charges by defense attorney...Show More Summary

Hearing for accused 9/11 plotters halted after infiltration charge

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge on Monday halted a pre-trial hearing for Guantanamo Bay inmates accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after one of the accused said his interpreter had worked at a secret CIA prison. Show More Summary

Two injured in small plane crash near U.S. Army base in Maryland

A small, single-engine plane crashed on Sunday in a wooded area near Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base in Maryland, injuring two men, state police said. The victims are identified as pilot Jeffry P. Barnett, 57, of Glen Burnie, and Thomas L. Show More Summary

Two injured in small plane crash near U.S. Army base in Maryland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small, single-engine plane crashed on Sunday in a wooded area near Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base in Maryland, injuring two men, state police said. The plane, identified as a Grumman American AA-1 by the Federal Aviation Administration, crashed around 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Prosecutor urges lifting Guantanamo ban on women guards touching inmate

last monthNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A Guantanamo Bay military court order that bars female guards from touching an accused al Qaeda commander violates Pentagon sex discrimination guidelines and means inmates could set prison policies, a prosecutor argued Thursday in a hearing on the ban. Show More Summary

NSA Can Circumvent HTTPS, According To Snowden Report

2 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

NSA headquarters Fort Meade night Wikicommons Trevor Paglen Those looking to avoid the National Security Administration’s prying eyes have new ammunition thanks to Edward Snowden. A report in Der Spiegel has revealed which programs regularly deter the NSA and which ones pose no threat. Show More Summary

Pentagon Has Spent Billions On Cyberwarfare

The Pentagon has been working for years on cyberwarfare capability at a cost of billions of dollars. U.S. Cyber Command was officially stood up in 2010, based at Fort Meade in the Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital, consolidating intelligence and cyberwarfare capabilities of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines under one house. Soon, [...]

Defense seeks brain exam for suspect in USS Cole warship bombing

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the accused mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen asked a judge on Thursday that he be examined for brain injury from CIA interrogations. The suspect, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi, was captured by the Central Intelligence Agency in Dubai in 2002. Show More Summary

Defense seeks brain exam for suspect in USS Cole warship bombing

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the accused mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen asked a judge on Thursday that he be examined for brain injury from CIA interrogations. The suspect, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi, was captured by the Central Intelligence Agency in Dubai in 2002. Show More Summary

Fort Meade and the Maple Leaf

The terror attacks in Ottawa mean that NSA-style surveillance could be coming to Canada much faster than anyone thought.

Semantic Technology Jobs: Morfologica

Morfologica is looking for a Natural Language Processing Expert in Fort Meade, MD. According to the post, “Morfologica Inc. is a small business that provides consulting and engineering services in the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics to academic, business and government organizations. Show More Summary

NATO Chess

Md. service members to take on NATO in chess2 Fort Meade military members ranked top 5 in U.S.Published 1:58 PM EDT Sep 05, 2014By Jason NewtonFORT MEADE, Md. —Chess legend Bobby Fischer once described chess as "war over the board,"Show More Summary

Blogging History: Manning sentenced to 25 years; Alternative Big Mac Index; 1920 Japanese kids' books

6 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

One year Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison: In a courtroom at Fort Meade today, Judge Army. Col. Denise Lind delivered the sentence in the trial of Bradley Manning: 35 years in a military prison, less 1,294 days for time...Show More Summary

Judge weighs separate trial for Sept. 11 suspect

7 months agoNews : The Newsroom

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11 terror attacks is in recess until mid-week while the U.S. military judge decides whether to reconsider his decision to try one of the men separately from the other four.

Fight brews over separate trial for 9/11 suspect

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Military prosecutors are asking a judge to reconsider his decision to try one of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terror attacks apart from the other four.

FBI and NSA targeted prominent Muslim-American leaders for surveillance

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Pictured: NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency monitored the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans, documents from former-NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal. The...

House of Representatives Cuts Funding to Key NSA Spying Programs

NSA headquarters building in Fort Meade The House of Representatives cut off all funding to two major NSA spying programs last Thursday. The first program involved searches of collected surveillance data targeting Americans via the Foreign...Show More Summary

Now that they are being more closely watched, lawmakers voice concern over NSA surveillance

8 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

This undated photo provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) shows its headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. A group of lawmakers this week voiced their concern over the Obama administration's plans to monitor individuals with security clearances as part of a post-Snowden leaks crackdown. Read the rest

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Clark Stoeckley, The United States vs Pvt. Chelsea Manning: A Graphic Account From Inside The Courtroom

Each day of Chelsea Manning's trial, I would pull my rental car into the lot where media waited to be escorted into Fort Meade by the military. Just about every day Clark Stoeckley would be there with his WikiLeaks Truck daring the military to tell him he could not drive his truck on base. Show More Summary

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