Pentagon Promises Voluntary Measures for Most Civilian Staff Reductions

Defense will cut more than 1,500 positions at headquarters offices by 2020.

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Your Social Media Habits Could Soon Affect Your Security Clearance

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No one’s going to ask for your login credentials, but public information will be fair game.

Unions At Odds Over VA Employee Accountability Bill

NFFE is the latest group to oppose changes to the employee disciplinary process in legislation supported by AFGE.


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NASA Is Trying to Figure Out Why its New Inflatable Space House Won't Expand

The space agency has put on hold the scheduled deployment of a new module on the International Space Station after it failed to expand.

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Casual Friday and the ‘End of the Office Dress Code’

The day—a celebration of conformity disguised as a celebration of individuality—helped to bring about the current dominance of “business casual.”

Ryan spoke with reporters Thursday.

The Humbling of Paul Ryan's Plan to Fix the Broken Appropriations Process

A gay-rights amendment takes down a House appropriations bill.

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Sometimes, Your Benefit Really Is Too Small

A story of one retiree’s fight for a bigger annuity--with a happy ending.

Obama speaks during a news conference at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Japan on Thursday.

Obama: World Leaders Are 'Rattled' By Trump

Speaking in Japan, the president also explained the tense race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders by saying: “They are in the course of a primary.”

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How to Sound Charismatic

A researcher examines how politicians change their pitch and volume to attract voters

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Battle of the Surrogates

Hillary Clinton can call on just about any elected official in the Democratic Party, including a past and current president. Donald Trump, not so much.

 Carter participates in a moderated discussion with U.S. Naval War College Dean of Academics Phil Haun Wednesday.

Carter: The Defense Department is Playing the Long Game in the South China Sea

For China, like the old Soviet Union, the U.S. defense secretary bets “internal logic” will dictate a change—eventually

Play of the Day: Clinton's Email… Again

The release of an IG report means late-night TV can joked about Clinton's terrible records management.

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Avoiding a Government of Lawyers and Former Congressional Staffers

The next president must look beyond the usual suspects to put together a truly diverse administration.