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Pentagon Gets a Better Grip on Spending for Services Contracts

GAO recommends further improvements to help balance civilian and outside workforces.

After Torture, Will the Senate Begin Investigating Drone Killings?

“Obviously, we don’t interrogate prisoners anymore,” says one Republican. “Now all we do is kill them.”

Here's What CIA Interrogators Are Still Allowed to Do

The CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques have been illegal since 2009, but interrogators are still permitted to use some controversial methods.

John Brennan: Torture Report Is Flawed

"The record does not support the study's inference that the agency misled others on the effectiveness of the program," said the former CIA chief, while acknowledging mistakes made.

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Real-Life ‘Criminal Minds’ Team Tries to Root Out Rogue Federal Employees

Researchers say using technology to detect behavioral patterns could help federal managers screen out mischief-makers.

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Watchdog Creates High-Risk List for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Special IG Sopko warns that corruption could derail U.S. effort to build Afghan self-sufficiency.

Don’t Run in the Pentagon

Leadership lessons from a career in the military.

Federal workers "have been undervalued and underappreciated for too long,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.

Feds, Troops Still On Track for a 1 Percent Pay Raise in 2015

CRomnibus package allows for increase, freezes congressional salaries.

Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Authorization for Use of Military Force should not restrict the use of ground troops and should not limit operations to Iraq and Syria.

Senators to Kerry: Tell Us What You Want to Fight ISIS

The administration criticizes Senate proposals to authorize force, but won't offer a plan of its own.