By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun Wanted: Flexible schedules and telecommuting options for congressional staffers who frequently work more than 40 hours per week and seek a better balance between their work and personal lives. After interviewing more than 1,400 U.S. House and Senate employees for “Life in Congress: Aligning Work and Life in the […]

By Tim Lemke, Patch Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-2) will be part of a panel discussion Wednesday on the role of U.S. Cyber Command and cyber policy.  The congressman will give opening remarks at the CyberMaryland 2012 conference in Baltimore, and sit on a panel discussion titled: “Demystifying Cyber Policy: What Every Executive Should Know.” […]

Cybersecurity is a potential time bomb, and the national media fail to inform the public about the threat, U.S. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger told a gathering Tuesday at the U.S. Naval Academy. Ruppersberger, D-Baltimore County, a member of the Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors, was one of several experts in cybersecurity at Alumni Hall for […]

By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Inside a small cubicle in Timonium, Jessica Gatton Facini is saving homes. The 26-year-old sorts through foreclosure and lien documents from Baltimore homeowners, identifies a problem and then navigates the bureaucracy of big banks and government agencies in search of a solution. It’s a challenging task — some homeowners […]

In response to the tragic first day of school shooting at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger issued the following statement: “The first day of school is supposed to be a day of reunion after a fun summer and anticipation for the year ahead. No parent should have to worry […]

By Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun Consumers can donate hotel reward points to wounded warriors and their families starting today. The “Hotels for Heroes” program, created by bipartisan federal legislation passed in December, is designed to defray travel costs of wounded veterans being treated by the military health system and family and friends visiting them. Six […]

By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun Last year, Aaron Marchanti invited his father to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. On Monday, he returned to the event to honor him. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, a member of the Maryland National Guard who went to Afghanistan to help train that country’s […]

(Baltimore, Maryland) The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore County played lacrosse for 24 hours straight to help wounded service members around the country.“There’s 10-year-olds playing and 55- to 65-year-olds playing. So, it’s all over the place as to what time everyone’s playing,” organizer Tyler Steinhardt said. Steinhardt and his fellow classmates at Boys’ […]

By David Ignatius, The Washington Post The House intelligence committee used to be one of the meanest snake pits in Congress, a place where members were so busy sniping at each other that they failed to provide effective oversight of the intelligence community. It was a model of what was wrong with Washington. Amazingly enough, […]

By Nick Gestido, Patch Newsletter If you become the victim of a heart attack in Baltimore County, your chances of survival just got better. The Baltimore County Fire Department announced Thursday morning that it received almost $2 million in federal grant money to purchase state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment for victims of cardiac arrest. The fire department received […]