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VA Put Vets at Risk by Spending Billions Unlawfully, Whistleblower Says

Secretary McDonald says the whistleblower should fix the problem himself.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald speaks at the Excellence in Government conference.

VA Secretary: Employees Need to Be 'Exalted,' Not Undervalued

Bob McDonald tells government leaders that the department has to empower employees to successfully meet its mission of serving the veteran.

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., said opposing the defense bill doesn't appear to be as toxic as it once was.

Despite Risks, Democrats Maintain Stand on Pentagon Spending

The minority party is betting that opposition to the defense bill won't hurt it next November.

Cyber Pay Equals Out at $112,000 in Government and Industry, Survey Says

Higher pay typically is not the deal breaker when information security professionals pass over military jobs for private sector positions.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosts a press conference to announce the nomination of Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, left, to chief of Naval Operations and Army Gen. Mark Milley, second from left, as as Army Chief of Staff.

Obama Nominates Former Afghanistan War Deputy To Lead Army

Gen. Mark Milley would inherit an Army still transitioning from big budget wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a much more complex mix of military threats — and needs — around the globe.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Adm. John Richardson hold a press conference at the Pentagon, on Feb. 4, 2014.

Obama Nominates Nuclear Chief To Head Navy

Adm. John Richardson, a submariner, would become the first head of the Navy’s nuclear-propulsion shop to rise to chief of naval operations.

Officials Investigate Cause of Deadly Train Accident Outside Philadelphia

A New York-bound Northeast Regional train derailed Tuesday night, killing at least six and injuring more than 50.

National Security Agency director Mike Rogers speaks at Stanford University in November.

NSA Officials Lobby Senators as Patriot Act Nears Deadline

The White House is supporting an NSA reform bill, but Mitch McConnell wants to keep the spying program unchanged.

John Kerry addresses reporters as he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a news conference in Sochi Tuesday.

John Kerry Is In Russia to 'Maintain Direct Lines of Communication'

The Secretary of State went to Sochi on Tuesday to meet with Vladimir Putin for the first direct talks in two years.

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., introduced the measure in the House.

New Bill Would Give Thousands of Feds Collective Bargaining Rights

Proponents say negotiations would help government provide better services.