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Pentagon Backs Major Changes to Retirement System

Proposal would reduce pensions for career service members through a blended system that elevates the role of the Thrift Savings Plan.

Why Credit Monitoring Fails to Address the Real Threat Facing Hacked Feds

State-sponsored breach was probably never about financial information, experts say.

Durbin Launches Standoff Over Defense Spending ‘Gimmick’

The amendment would require a deal to lift the budget caps before the Pentagon could access $35.9 billion.

A Secret Service officer patrols Lafayette Park across from the White House on Tuesday.

Secret Service Places Dozens of Uncleared Agents at Sensitive Posts

Expedited hiring efforts caused embattled agency to ignore security protocols.

In the Current Environment, Everyone in Congress a Security Hostage Taker

The fight over defense spending has echoes of the ‘unpatriotic’ rhetoric that shaped the Iraq War vote.

White House Sends More Troops to Iraq

The White House will send 450 more American troops to help Iraq turn back ISIS.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, shown speaking at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in January, sponsored the legislation to compensate surviving hostages and their families.

Compensation for Iran Hostages Cleared by Senate Panel

Isakson measure would tap fines on sanctions violators.

Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on TSA's challenges.

TSA Told to Improve Vetting of Workers for Terrorism Ties

Though hiring is generally effective, IG seeks more sharing of watchlist information.

Capitol Hill Hearing on Airport Security Interrupted by Security Threat

Capitol Police evacuated several floors of Dirksen Tuesday after a suspicious package was reported.

Auditors inspect weapons in Kandahar.

As U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Shrinks, So Does Oversight

The special inspector general criticizes the Pentagon for pointless spending and unnecessary secrecy.