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July 23, 2015

A site not seen in nearly 60 years: grassy fields and wide-open spaces in the foreground as highrise towers create a dramatic backdrop. This is the scene at the site of the first phase of the Blairs redevelopment in downtown Silver Spring.

Low-rise residential buildings built in 1959 have given way to what will become a pair of residential towers reaching 18 and 14 stories high.

July 17, 2015

Montgomery County has placed its bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, which includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

July 17, 2015

Montgomery County has placed it's bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, that includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

January 16, 2013

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Can you believe that there are school-aged children that have no idea where tomatoes come from?  Did you know that chicken doesn’t just “come from the store?”  These questions were raised at a conference held last weekend at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

December 13, 2012

Saturday December 8th – 10am: Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), greeted a roomful of concerned citizens at the University of Baltimore.  The event they were attending was called Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland.  In the school&rsquo

November 5, 2012

November is here and so is Digital Capital Week – Washington’s largest celebration of new and upcoming tech innovators.  Now in its third year, the weeklong series of events is already off to a fantastic start.  Nearly half of the fourteen sessions and parties between Friday and Sunday sold out.

July 30, 2012

A swarm of frustrated Americans descended upon the District of Columbia on Saturday afternoon, to participate in the first national mobilization against hydraulic fracturing.  The process involves injecting incredible amounts of water and chemicals into the earth, which cracks, thus creating a pathway for trapped natural gas to escape.

July 16, 2012

GEICO, the large insurance company based in the Friendship Heights section of Chevy Chase, MD, once again, presented its case for an extension request in front of the Montgomery County Planning Board.

March 29, 2012

A planned residential and retail project by real estate developer JBG was met with mostly heavy opposition from community residents who live in the Twinbrook area of Rockville, where the project would be developed.

The site plan for 1800 Rockville Pike came before the City of Rockville planning board Wednesday night seeking approval from the commission. The approval of the site plan would have been the final step before permits are issued and construction starts for the urban style, low-rise project designed by architectural firm, Hord Coplan Macht.

February 21, 2012

Winter tends to drive us indoors in fear of freezing temperatures. Although, halfway through the season we become antsy, yearning for more than a movie night in. This past weekend, over 700 metro-area residents and Baltimore locals confronted the cold in search of some adventure.

December 16, 2011

Times was running out for a major lease set to expire in 2013 at the Silver Spring Metro Center, but the anchor tenant -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -- has decided to stay and renew its lease for another 15 years. The administration has called the urban high-rise office buildings home since 1990.

November 7, 2011

Chevy Chase-based GEICO, one the largest insurance companies in the nation and with primary offices across the Maryland/D.C. border in Montgomery County is set to appear in front of the Montgomery County Planning Board on November 17, 2011 but for reasons not to the liking of either side.

The Planning Board is set to vote on the validity of an extension request for plans to redevelop GEICO's headquarters, and depending on which way the board votes could be a lose-lose situation for both parties.

November 4, 2011

The housing crisis has had ramifications not only for the overall economy, but the auto industry in particular was hit hard and has not recovered. It has yet to return to pre-recession levels. Where vehicles are the next-in-line purchase after real estate for most people, monthly vehicle sales—at one time during the recession—dropped to a level not seen since the early nineties. The hard hit American automakers left a trail of closed dealerships across the region as they cut back on their dealership networks.

October 14, 2011

The development planned for the current main post office site in the Silver Spring Central Business District won approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday.

Leading the development of the site is Chevy Chase-based Nova-Habitat incorporated which has been joined by McLean-based Insight Property Group LLC to build what is being marketed as the Fenwick Station apartments.

October 7, 2011

Fairfax County Director of Public Affairs, Merni Fitzgerald is refuting claims made by a Washington Examiner newspaper editorial that the Dulles rail project is no longer on schedule, is over budget, and lacks transparency to the public.

The statement was posted on the Fairfax County government website calling the editorial titled "Airports authority head lied, and transparency died", a piece full of inaccuracies and stating opinions as facts.

September 23, 2011

Arguably one of the most diverse regions in the nation in overall racial and ethnic demographics, it is confident to declare the Baltimore/Washington area -- at least -- the top three in diversity when it comes to the number of high-level professionals involved in the health industry from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

September 22, 2011

Annapolis-based PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP) has finally received a judgment on the dispute against SIGA Technologies over a smallpox antiviral drug designated ST-246.

The case, PharmAthene Inc (PIP) vs. SIGA Technologies Inc., CA2627, was decided today in Delaware Chancery Court in Wilmington.

September 19, 2011

Silver Spring-based DB Consulting Group, Inc was recognized by NASA for its support services to the federal space division.

The NASA Johnson Space Center’s 2011 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award is given to businesses for significant and outstanding support. DB consulting received a center-level Small Business Industry Award (SBIA) which qualifies it for agency level SBIA.

September 16, 2011

History was made Thursday night in Silver Spring with the opening of the Fillmore Music Hall in the historic, former JC Penney department store building. Starting with yesterday's full house grand opening featuring Mary J. Blige, Washington Metro area residents can expect a music line up that will suit all tastes.

September 14, 2011

Falls Church-based Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) (NYSE: CSC), said that it has purchased what is claimed to be the largest pure-play software testing and quality management service provider in the world.

September 12, 2011

One of the largest purchases of any company in the last few weeks was announced today by Maryland-Based Colfax Corporation.

Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX) has made a global purchase by acquiring Ireland-based Charter International plc (LON: CHTR, LSE: CHTR).

August 25, 2011

No one knows more about wasteful spending than the government, and healthcare is on top of most people’s list when it comes to wasteful spending. Since 2009 the focus has shifted towards bringing down the cost of healthcare spending.