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Guards watch the entrance of the Washington Navy Yard, where last year's shooting by contractor Aaron Alexis has prompted questions about the security clearance process.

OMB Points to Progress on Security Clearance Reform

Agencies are pursuing 'continuous evaluation' of clearance holders, among other improvements.

A Naval Surface Warfare Center scientist tests materials at the Carderock Ceramics Lab in Maryland.

Erosion of DOD’s Technical Workforce Has Broad Consequences

The military risks losing skilled scientists and engineers who aren't driven by profit.

Senator Tries to Help Frustrated Military Drivers With #OopsWeLostYourCar

One senator is on a quest to help soldiers find their vehicles, which are being held up as they move overseas.

America's Top General Says Half of Iraqi Army Is Basically Useless

Martin Dempsey says that nearly half of the Iraqi army is too heavily populated with Shiite fighters to credibly confront ISIS.

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. CYBERCOM and Director of the NSA, speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Meade, on May 18, 2014.

NSA Chief: Yes, We Still Have Friends

A confident Adm. Rogers says the NSA remains popular with the people it spied on. By Patrick Tucker

Syria Measure Likely to Pass, Despite Doubts in Both Parties

Congressional leaders are gathering votes as some members question Obama's strategy.

Gen. Martin Dempsey and Chuck Hagel testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

White House Blows Up General's Hypothetical ISIS Ground Force

Gen. Martin Dempsey suggested deploying ground troops to fight ISIS if airstrikes didn't work. The White House promptly slammed the door shut.

SIGAR John F. Sopko says oversight will continue even after the U.S. winds down its presence in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

Reconstruction watchdog says State and USAID have misread his independent role.

Taliban Suicide Blast Near U.S. Base Kills Three Soldiers in Kabul

The car bomb was set off just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. embassy, killing three and wounding more than a dozen others.

The outbreak has hit Guinea and several other West African countries the hardest.

U.S. Sending 3,000 Troops to Help Fight Ebola

Effort could cost as much as $750 million over the next six months.