Defense

Senate Confirms Creedon for NNSA No. 2 Position

Creedon most recently served as assistant secretary of Defense for global strategic affairs.

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ISIL Is Now a ‘Full Blown Army’ in Iraq

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House lawmakers grilled State and Pentagon officials to find out why the Obama administration has failed to stop ISIL from carving up Iraq and Syria. By Ben Watson

House Bill Requires TSA to Train Screeners on Handling Airport Shootings

Chamber passed legislation on Tuesday honoring screener killed in the line of duty last year at LAX.

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Rep. Kay Granger R-Texas

The House GOP's Border Proposal Has Washington Headed for a Deadlock

Ideas laid out Wednesday morning clash with what the Senate and White House are looking for.

A pro-Russian rebel touches the MH17 wreckage Tuesday.

U.S. Officials: Russia 'Created the Conditions' for Malaysia Airlines Crash

New intelligence finds no direct link between the air disaster and the Russian government, but concerns remain.

South Texas Border Patrol agents provide security in the Rio Grande Valley in September.

Both Parties Looking to Pare Down Obama's Border Funding

Senate Democrats propose to cut $1 billion from the president's request; House Republicans are expected to unveil an even deeper cut.

House Approves Bill to Reduce Pay for Many TSA Agents

Some officers would no longer qualify as law enforcement personnel.

One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York.

9/11 Commission Alumni Warn of Unfinished Business Combatting Terrorism

10th-anniversary report cites threats from failed states, cyber vulnerability and congressional oversight bureaucracy.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking.

How Spy Agencies Plan to Solve Their Racism Problem

Office of the Director of National Intelligence is promising new programs meant to promote “diversity and tolerance.”

Nextgov "Why recruit for cyber on the basis of college degrees and the like when, in fact, what we really care about are skills that don't really correlate with that?" Richard Danzig asked.

Evaluate Aspiring Cyberwarriors Using Gaming, Not Grades

Former Navy Secretary wonders why federal recruitment focuses on formal education, when computer security positions require on-the-job learning.

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