DOD Opens New Intelligence Campus at Maryland BRAC Site

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) held a ribbon cutting last week at a Bethesda, Md., campus that will house about 3,000 intelligence community employees.The Bethesda site had been the home of offices for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency until 2011 when the agency moved to what is now NGA Campus East at Fort Belvoir, Va. The 2005 round of BRAC called for the agency to consolidate multiple sites, primarily in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, to Fort Belvoir.By preserving existing structures, the new intelligence facility in Bethesda was built for about 60 percent of the cost of new construction, reported Government Executive. The new building is a “sleek glass façade that wraps around the three pre-existing buildings to create a unified modern structure that centralizes and efficiently distributes mission services,” according to ODNI. A six-story parking garage also was built on the campus, which houses ODNI’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the National Intelligence University and the Defense Intelligence Agency.“This facility is — in so many ways — the physical manifestation of ‘intelligence integration,’” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said at the ribbon cutting.last_img read more

VIDEO WHS Softball Team Honors Its Seniors

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball Team honored its senior players and their parents on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Congrats to Kacie Bourrell, Gianna Brunetto, Kayla Bourrell, Ally Moran, and Ryan Bailey!Watch the short Senior Night ceremony, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: WHS Girls Lacrosse Team Celebrates Its SeniorsIn “Videos”VIDEO: WHS Girls Tennis Team Celebrates Its SeniorsIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The 2019 Wilmington High Scholarship NightIn “Videos”last_img read more

Delhi Fire breaks out at girls hostel 6 hospitalised

first_imgThe fire was sparked by a short circuit in the basement of the hostel building.IANSA fire broke out at the Kaveri Girls Hostel in the Janakpuri area of South Delhi at around 3 am on Wednesday. Around 50 girls were rescued from the building, six of whom have been admitted to the hospital due to smoke inhalation.Two of the six girls have reportedly been discharged after receiving first aid.The fire is set to have sparked by a short circuit in the basement of the building, which later spread to the ground and first floor. It was brought under control by 3:30 am by the efforts of the Delhi Fire Service.The incident comes in the wake of the Surat Fire Tragedy, which claimed the lives of 23 students at a coaching centre.The Delhi government had instructed the city’s fire department to take immediate actions for closing down coaching centres operating above the fourth floor in buildings in violation of fire safety norms, on Monday.The fire department has begun its operations already, identifying four major hubs for coaching centres and setting up four teams to inspect them.”We have found that are about 4,000-5,000 coaching centres in the national capital. The department has decided to divide work among four teams who will be inspecting coaching centres in Laxmi Nagar, Karol Bagh, Mukherjee Nagar and Kalu Sarai which are believed to be the biggest hubs for coaching,” said Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Federal Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Baltimore Police NonDisparagement Clause

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Baltimore’s policy prohibiting alleged victims of police brutality from disparaging police after they receive cash settlements.U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz granted motions by the city and the Police Department to dismiss Ashley Overbey’s lawsuit against them. The judge wrote that the non-disparagement clause the city used in its settlement with Overbey is “valid” and did not violate her First Amendment rights.The American Civil Liberties of Maryland plans to appeal the ruling.Baltimore has paid millions of dollars in such settlements in recent years. Critics say the non-disparagement clauses help cover up police misconduct and make it more difficult to accurately assess police actions.City Solicitor Andre Davis said the clauses are standard in civil settlements.last_img read more