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Under Pressure, Chemical Safety Head Resigns

Rafael Moure-Eraso leaves Chemical Safety Board after accusations of mismanagement.

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Human Trust Overpowered High-Tech Security in German Air Plane Crash

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Experts say the downing of Germanwings flight 9525 seems like the classic case of the insider threat -- which belies easy tech fixes.

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Law Enforcement Agency Supervisors Turned Blind Eye to 'Loud Parties With Prostitutes'

Justice IG finds problems reporting allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment at several agencies.

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Republican Sen. John McCain accuses the service of shifting people around, rather than cutting overall jobs.

John McCain Tells the Air Force to Fire More Civilians

Air Force defends its headquarters reduction efforts.

Children, parents, and employees of the Child Development Center East march around the parking lot during a parade in honor of Flag Day on Hurlburt Field in 2013.

The United States Military Gets Childcare Right

The Pentagon helps care for servicemembers' children.

The U.S. Military Is Charging Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

Bergdahl charged with desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duties and misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.

The F-35 Program Boss's To-Do List

Program manager Bogdan says there are still kinks with software, cracks in aircraft and the plane’s logistics system as the Marine Corps prepare to declare the jet battle ready.

14 Cost-Cutting Strategies That Feed Big Spending at Defense

Budgeting myths are hurting innovation and efficiency.

Clinton Email Probe Means Political Tightrope for House GOP

Republicans probing Benghazi and Clinton's emails insist they're not part of the party's 2016 campaign.

White House Halts Afghanistan Drawdown, Critics Still Pounce

The president slows the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan – and amplifies the distance between the legacy he wants to leave and the complex region he can’t.

Pentagon’s Quest for Clean Books Takes Hit

The IG withdrew the Marine Corps audit after new information was discovered.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said the bill is in “no way meant to disparage the hardworking employees who go to work every day and do the right thing."

VA Accountability Measure Will Attract Talented Senior Execs, Lawmaker Argues

Legislation caps number of department senior executives eligible for bonuses and requires them to switch jobs every five years.

Alejandro Mayorkas at his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2013.

DHS Exec Aided Foreign Investors with Democratic Ties, IG Found

Witnesses say Alejandro Mayorkas intervened in immigration cases connected to Harry Reid, Terry McAuliffe and others.

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