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Troops, Defense Employees Will Have Less Money for Extended Travel Starting Nov. 1

Opponents of a new policy designed to cut costs had hoped the Pentagon would delay its implementation, pending further debate.

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Exclusive: AFRICOM Plans High-Speed Circuits to Liberia

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U.S. military plans to lease a 622 megabit terrestrial circuit from Europe to Liberia.

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'An Epidemic of Fear': Ebola in the United States

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci's lessons from three decades of public health crises.

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A volunteer receives a dose of an experimental Ebola vaccine at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., in early September.

One Agency's Short-Lived Idea to Have Its Employees Test a New Ebola Vaccine

News editors at VOA found volunteers, but BBG general counsel balked.

Money is aimed at helping affected countries in West Africa, including Guinea.

CDC to Award More Money to Fight Ebola

The $10 million grant will go to multiple recipients.

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Race is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition

Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.

Obama Praises Feds Fighting Ebola in West Africa, But Union Says They’re Not Protected

Are civilian federal employees receiving enough protections from the deadly virus?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Get Used to Endless War

From ISIS to climate change, the Pentagon chief says, the threats that face the United States are long-term challenges.

Pay Raise for Troops Still Up in the Air

Congress has to decide before the end of the year whether it will grant a 1 percent or a 1.8 percent boost in 2015.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a plane to Monrovia.

Pentagon Announces It Will Quarantine Soldiers Returning From Ebola Mission

Defense officials pointed to concerns over the safety of troops coming back from West Africa.

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US Army Will Provide Wi-Fi for NGOs in the Fight Against Ebola

The networks the Army is setting up in West Africa will support both military users and NGOs, such as Doctors without Borders.

British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant

Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.

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