Defense

Do the Secret Service's Security Lapses Go Past the White House?

The service does more than just protect the president. But little is publicly known about the procedures around others the agency guards.

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This Could Be the Navy SEAL's Boat of Tomorrow

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The attack boats of tomorrow could look nothing like those of today. By Patrick Tucker

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The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids

The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."

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Nextgov Video game fans try out the new Xbox game console at Xbox One Official Launch Celebration at Milk Studios, on Thursday, November, 21, 2013.

Army Network Hacked By Gamers Seeking Apache Helicopter Simulator

$100M worth of proprietary data on Xbox, Call of Duty, and other entertainment poached.

The district of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone was put under quarantine at the beginning of August, due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Why There Won't Be an Ebola Outbreak in the United States

The circumstances that contributed to West Africa's epidemic do not exist in the U.S.

Nextgov A solar flare erupts on the far right side of the sun, in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Why a Refrigerator-Sized Spacecraft Could be Humanity’s Best Hope Against Solar Storms

A refrigerator-sized spacecraft will give scientists advance notice of a solar storm affecting Earth.

A walkway connecting sections of the Coast Guard's new headquarters at St. Elizabeths. The Coast Guard headquarters was the first phase of the project.

GSA Presses Ahead with Homeland Security Consolidation

Agency awards contract for renovating a building that will hold 700 employees.

Nextgov The Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix.

VA CIO: Scheduling System Software Will Be Fielded by 2017, Not 2020

The department says a chart depicting a full rollout not until 2020 was outdated and it's committed to a two-year rollout.

Some TRICARE Enrollees Won’t Have to Pay Annual Fee Increases

The Pentagon is making an exception for two groups of Prime beneficiaries.

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Does the Intelligence Community Really Get Hadoop?

Intelligence experts say the government needs to hire more data scientists to keep up with the big-data savvy private sector.

Who Exactly Underestimated ISIS?

The president's acknowledgement that the U.S. "underestimated" the rise of ISIS raised more questions than it answered.

U.S. Army Pfc. Perry Price patrols the village of Aliabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Finally Signs Elusive Security Pact With United States

Agreement will allow for nearly 10,000 American forces to remain in the country.

The Secret Service Can't Catch a Break (or an Intruder)

The Iraq War veteran who ran into the White House earlier this month made it much farther than the Secret Service initially admitted, The Washington Post reports.

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