Defense

Pentagon Warns of Losing Its Tech Edge

The latest version of the Better Buying Power initiative aims to improve acquisition, but contractors say it’s too limited.

Read moreSeptember 22, 2014Leave a comment Sgt. Daniel Schroeder/Defense Department

Is the White House Door Locked Yet?

After a man gained entry with a knife, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the front door to the White House will be locked when not in use.

Read moreSeptember 22, 2014Leave a comment

How Soon We Forget the Veteran Who Attacked the White House

The story behind Friday's intrusion: a VA system failing millions like Omar J. Gonzalez.

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A Navy F/A-18 pilot at Naval Air Station LeMoore, California, trains in 2005 in a simulator built and maintained by industry.

Shifting More Work to Defense Labs Could Save Money, Improve Performance

To keep government technical staff relevant, they need better facilities.

White House Intruder Identified as Iraq Veteran While Politicians Take Aim at Secret Service

More details emerge from Friday's White House intrusion and politicians go after the Secret Service.

Defense One An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Fla, on May 3, 2014.

The Rise of the Islamic State Could Mean More Drones

The recent trend in less spending for drones just hit a big bump in the wake of the threat of Islamic fighters in Iraq and Syria. By Patrick Tucker

An agent patrols on horseback in South Texas.

Bill Forcing Border Patrol Agents to Work More and Earn Less Clears Senate

Law would save $100 million annually and has agency and union endorsement.

Nextgov House Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va.,

Contracting Officers: Take a Look, It's in a Book

"The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."

Nextgov Army Col. Thomas Brittain, left, and Air Force Col. Kenny Weldon walk away from the new headquarters sign after a ceremony marking attainment of initial operational capability for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

GAO: Joint Basing Does Not Increase Efficiency

Only one-quarter of joint bases consolidated IT systems.

Jeh Johnson

Obama's ISIS Strategy Includes Outreach to U.S. Muslims

Homeland Security, FBI and White House meet in communities hoping to identify potential terrorist recruits.

ISIS and the Forgotten, Deadly Threat of Homegrown Terrorism

Since 9/11, Americans radicalized in the U.S. have been most lethal. So why isn't there more debate about the risk of blowback from military action?

Francois Hollande released the statement Friday.

France Joins U.S. in Launching Airstrikes on ISIS Targets

France became the first country to join the United States in launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

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NCI Seals $41 Million Deal to Support Army Cyber Ops

Will provide NETCOM synchronized and secure information operations for missions.

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