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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

last monthOdd : 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

2 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

3 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

3 months agoOdd : 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

Win a Copy of Clark Stoeckley’s ‘United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning’ & Join Us for His Book Salon on Saturday

The sketches drawn by Stoeckley were frequently used here at Firedoglake when I was at Fort Meade reporting on the court martial. Without them, just about every post would have been Manning's military portrait. We’re giving away a copy of the book. You can enter here:

In Guantánamo Death Penalty Case, Torture Matters

I spent much of last week at the Post Theater in Fort Meade, watching the closed-circuit feed of the pre-trial military commissions hearings in the case of Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammed al-Nashiri, who faces the death penalty for his alleged role in the bombing of the U.S.S. Show More Summary

Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

Defense argues Cole bombing mastermind should not face death

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the Saudi man charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 American sailors argued on Friday he should not face the death penalty because the murders were not premeditated.

Saudi pleads guilty in U.S. military court to plotting ship attacks

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - The brother-in-law of a September 11, 2001, hijacker pleaded guilty in a U.S. military court on Thursday to helping plan attacks on ships in the Middle East.

Saudi accused in U.S. warship bombing to keep his lawyer

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - The Saudi man charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole suicide bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 37 will keep his court-appointed lawyer despite reservations, he and his attorney told a U.S. military t...

NSA Officials Hate Ed Snowden With A Passion

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week we wrote about Steven Levy's big article concerning the impact on the tech industry of the NSA's activities. This week, he's written a short piece about the two hours he got to spend at Fort Meade in the NSA's headquarters meeting with some of the NSA's top officials there. Show More Summary

NSA Will Use Wastewater To Protect Us From Thugs

A lot of snickering has been going around the Internets for the last few days over a new National Security Agency computing center under construction at Fort Meade, Maryland, which has just inked a deal to use treated wastewater from a nearby treatment plant as a coolant. Show More Summary

NSA's $10M RSA Contract: Origins

"For almost 10 years, I've been going toe to toe with these people at Fort Meade. The success of this company (RSA) is the worst thing that can happen to them. To them, we're the real enemy, we're the real target." "We have the system that they're most afraid of. Show More Summary

NSA to Cool Data Center with Treated Wastewater

The National Security Agency will use treated wastewater, supplied by Howard County, Md., to cool its data center being built at Fort Meade when the center opens in 2016, the Washington Post reports. According to the deal between Howard County and the NSA, the agency will pay to build the $40 million pump station and […]

Judge orders sanity evaluation for accused 9/11 conspirator

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. military tribunal judge on Thursday called a temporary halt to hearings for five men accused of conspiring in the September 11, 2001, attacks to allow time to evaluate the sanity of a suspect whose disruptive out...

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