• Union Market hosts grand opening Saturday

    9/7/12 6:44 PM

    Saturday morning the new Union Market will host a big grand opening in Northeast Washington. It's an upgrade of the farmers market that's already there. And it's all part of changing times in the neighborhood.

  • From The Hill: White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity

    9/7/12 10:05 AM

    From The Hill: The draft proposal, which has been sent to relevant federal agencies for feedback, is a clear sign that the administration is resolved to take action on cybersecurity even as Congress remains gridlocked on legislation that would address the threat.

  • Amazon rolls out new Kindles, including Fire HD

    9/6/12 2:26 PM

    Amazon is updating its Kindle Fire tablet computer as it steps up competition with Apple's iPad.

  • From Federal Computer Week: Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

    9/6/12 12:04 PM

    Federal Computer Week: In their respective platforms, the Republicans and Democrats each briefly touch on what they both describe as a paramount threat facing the U.S.: cybersecurity. In keeping with the partisan divides that prevented lawmakers from passing cybersecurity legislation this year, each side offers a different – but decidedly familiar – take on the issue.

  • Tourism dollars top $20 billion in Virginia in 2011

    9/5/12 12:08 PM

    Gov. Bob McDonnell said the tourism numbers released Wednesday underscore the importance of investing in tourism.

  • From Reuters: Defense industry bracing for further budget cuts

    9/5/12 10:10 AM

    From Reuters: U.S. defense companies are bracing for additional cuts in Pentagon spending, even if Congress reaches a deal to avert a controversial $500 billion across-the-board budget cut due to go into effect in January, industry officials said on Tuesday.

  • From NextGov: Domestic drone backers worry about privacy and security

    9/4/12 10:06 AM

    From NextGov: A peculiar contingent is raising questions about the risk of populating U.S. airspace with remotely piloted aircraft: drone proponents. Lawmakers who voted to expand the use of domestic drones, and even the unmanned aviation industry, are promoting heightened regulation of espionage practices.

  • Vote with Your Wallet

    9/3/12 5:31 PM

    You’ve heard the old saying, all politics is local. Well, what could be more local than your pocketbook?

  • From Defense Systems: New tech needed in continuing fight against IEDs

    8/31/12 10:11 AM

    From Defense Systems: The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization faces an uncertain future as the war in Afghanistan winds down and funding begins to run out, but its CIO hopes the work it has done can continue to be applied across the government, reports FCW, a sister publication of Defense Systems.

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