Defense

Senators Reintroduce Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets

Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.

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Obama To Propose Pentagon Spending Boost in 2016

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President Barack Obama will send Congress a $585 billion defense spending plan on Monday, that would boost the Pentagon budget to levels not seen since 2012. By Marcus Weisgerber

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VA Announces Major Department Realignment

Official says reorganization is not about job cuts, and that there is 'more than enough work' to go around.

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Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport.

Homeland Security IG Protests Redactions in Report on Airport Security Lapses

TSA argued information omitted from the report on vulnerabilities at JFK Airport was sensitive.

Border Bill That DHS Chief Has Called 'Unworkable' Faces a Fight on Capitol Hill

Both Democrats and conservative Republicans oppose the measure.

The Pentagon Has No Idea How Many Employees It Needs

Laws capping number of employees have been waived since 2002.

Indian artist Jagjot Singh Rubal finishes a painting of Obama in preparation for the president's visit.

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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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.

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