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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Why John McCain Thinks the Days of Fighter Pilots Are Over

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman sees a drone-heavy future, but only if the military-industrial complex can be nimble enough to achieve it.

When the Defense Bill Collides With 'Extraneous' Politics

The Pentagon authorization measure always has to sail through controversy before passage. But this year's fight over budgeting is especially tough.

"If we have the budget one year at a time—and I am not blaming anybody for it and I realize it's a collective thing where the country needs to rise up and get it together in this area," Ash Carter said Wednesday.

Top Defense Officials Told Congress Parts of the Pentagon's ISIS Strategy

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs chair Martin Dempsey testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.

Democrats split ways on how to proceed.

Democrats Go Wobbly on Defense Bills

The defense authorization and appropriations bills use the same gimmick, so why are Democrats standing firm on one but not the other?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah

Oversight Chairman: Obama Needs to Fire OPM Chief

“I think it’s time for them to resign, and if they don’t, I think the president should fire them,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz said of leadership at the Office of Personnel Management.

DISA Plans to Cut Redundant Tech in 2015-2020

In its strategic plan, DISA states its intent to take advantage of commercially available cloud technology, among other efforts.

An agent patrols along the Rio Grande River.

Border Patrol Agents Can Now Check Out New Overtime Details

Proposed rule outlines the specifics of a new, less generous compensation system to replace administratively uncontrollable overtime.

Nominee Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger has served with the Coast Guard since 1982.

TSA Nomination Advances to Senate Floor

Coast Guard Vice Adm. Neffenger would arrive on heels of reports faulting airport screening and worker vetting practices.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who last year canceled scheduled layoffs in favor of voluntary separation incentives.

Air Force Civilians Receive Buyout, Early Retirement Incentives

Voluntary reduction efforts taken with hopes of avoiding mandatory layoffs.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and other Democrats oppose the bill because it contains a gimmick designed to get around the required budget cuts.

Democrats Set to Block Defense Bill Amid GOP Attacks

The Senate minority wants to make a stand on budget caps, and the majority hopes to make them pay for it.