Defense

The Pentagon Has No Idea How Many Employees It Needs

Laws capping number of employees have been waived since 2002.

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Obama Won't Hear Cheers in India on Afghanistan Policy

New Delhi worries about effect of U.S. military pullout in Afghanistan.

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Robert Cardillo

Geospatial Agency Chief Takes Care Not to Oversell Intelligence on the Islamic State

Cardillo praises Defense agency’s new transparency, role in Ebola crisis.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The CIA's Most Important Overseer Is Abetting Its Torture Coverup

Senator Richard Burr now leads the Senate committee charged with keeping tabs on the spy agency. But he's behaving more like a CIA asset.

Republican Lawmakers Again Propose Slashing 115,000 Civilian Defense Jobs

Bill would target both rank-and-file and senior execs at the Pentagon.

A recent audit looked at Defense's procedures to account for weapons provided to the Afghan National Security Forces.

The Savings from Seven Key Afghanistan Audits: $1.1 Billion

SIGAR’s summary shows Defense Department declined to implement 35 of 209 recommendations.

An MQ-9 Reaper drone awaits maintenance at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

Air Force Doubles Bonus Pay for Drone Pilots

Eligible personnel will receive monthly incentive pay of $1,500 -- up from the current rate of $650.

CIA Director Brennan knew of the agency's access of the dedicated, walled-off network but he and his agents did not act beyond the bounds of an agreement formed between the agency and the Senate, review finds.

CIA Review Board Clears Spy Agency of Wrongdoing in Senate Hack

The new report contradicts earlier statements from the agency.

The El Paso VA facility.

VA Boosts Security After Texas Shooting

Department procures 16 more contract guards for El Paso facility after gunman kills doctor and himself.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is critical of Obama's immigration policies but says DHS must be funded.

How Hard Will Senate GOP Fight on Immigration?

Unlike in the House, Senate Republicans seem more concerned with homeland security funding than fighting Obama.

Pentagon: Hackers Didn't Get Classified Information From Hack

Military Twitter and YouTube accounts were hijacked just as Obama was pushing for better cybersecurity.

Acquisition 101: When a Bargain Isn’t a Bargain

The recurring pitfalls of chasing the lowest price in federal procurements.

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