The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids

The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."

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This Could Be the Navy SEAL's Boat of Tomorrow

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The attack boats of tomorrow could look nothing like those of today. By Patrick Tucker

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35,000 Walruses Have Mobbed the Alaskan Coast—Because There’s No Sea Ice Left to Rest On

NOAA has photographed the animals gathering on the Alaskan shore.

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Pay & Benefits Watch

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes Filling Out Your TSP Forms

The retirement savings plan’s board offers some common-sense advice for successfully withdrawing or transferring retirement funds.

The district of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone was put under quarantine at the beginning of August, due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Why There Won't Be an Ebola Outbreak in the United States

The circumstances that contributed to West Africa's epidemic do not exist in the U.S.

Pierson testified on the Hill this week.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the nation," said the Homeland Security secretary.

Excellence in Government

From the Tropics to the Tundra: 3 Benefits of Engaging Your Stakeholders

Meeting on their turf puts program challenges in perspective.

Mount Rainier National Park taped up signs in October 2013.

An Unhappy Anniversary to the Government Shutdown and

With the midterm congressional elections just over a month away, both parties are using the milestone to refresh voters' memories.

A walkway connecting sections of the Coast Guard's new headquarters at St. Elizabeths. The Coast Guard headquarters was the first phase of the project.

GSA Presses Ahead with Homeland Security Consolidation

Agency awards contract for renovating a building that will hold 700 employees.

President Obama  stands with U.S. Secret Service agents and looks at the Golden Gate Bridge, prior to boarding Marine One at the Crissy Field landing zone for departure from San Francisco on July 23, 2014.

No Joke, Here's How to Fix the Secret Service

Obama needs to fire Pierson, and Congress needs to return autonomy to the agency.

Retirement Savings Funds Hit a September Slump

All but one of the TSP’s offerings lose ground.

Trust Is Not Enough to Break Through Washington Gridlock

Reality check: The bigger problems aren't because individuals don't get along; they're because of larger factors in the political culture.

Play of the Day: Why Congress Isn't Passing Any Bills

The legislative process reminds Jon Stewart of a really terrible dinner date.