The Pentagon Has Shed 17 Percent of Security Clearance Holders Since 2013

The Defense Department is taking longer to process clearances, however.

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Weather Service Staffers Protest 'Gag Orders' in Workforce Planning

Two employee groups file complaint about nondisclosure policies they deem illegal.

How Agriculture Controls Government Nutrition Guidelines

Meat producers showed dominance over scientists this week, preventing discussion of sustainability.


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Excellence in Government

Why Hiring Millennials Is So Critical

A quarter of U.S. workers are under 30, compared with 8 percent of federal civilians.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said: “I believe this world-class facility is a beautiful addition to the community.”

Intel Community Opens Campus in Suburban Maryland

Clapper dedicates site for 3,000 set in motion under BRAC.

“Prob­ably the best num­ber I can give in an open set­ting is dozens,” James Comey said.

FBI: ‘Dozens’ of Terror Suspects Have Used Encryption to Hide from Law Enforcement

“I’m surprised if it is only a couple dozen people,” says Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson.

White House on McCarthy: 'Rupture in the Republican Party'

“Republicans need to learn that doing their job doesn’t mean catering to the extreme-right wing,” press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Retirement Planning

Why Your Retirement Spending Estimates Are Probably Wrong

The experts weigh in on where people miscalculate in their life-after-work plans.

Budget-Crunched IRS Fell Behind on Protecting Social Security Numbers

Watchdog says majority of agency letters and forms continue to use them.

The 10 Agencies Whose Employees Are Most Satisfied With Their Pay

NASA tops the list, with Education, HUD and State also making the cut.

Kevin McCarthy leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Kevin McCarthy Suddenly Drops His Bid for Speaker of the House

The House majority leader’s decision has stunned the House, and shaken up the race.

On Politics

Does Hillary Clinton Have a Problem With Male Voters?

Clinton is performing as poorly with men as Republicans do with Hispanics. She won’t win a general election unless she can close the gender gap.

“We want to give the military the ability to plan ahead, rather than having to lurch from one year to another and from one [continuing resolution] to another,” said McCain.

Defense Authorization Bill Heads to Obama, Who Readies Veto Pen

The 2016 NDAA would give the Pentagon all the money the White House requested — but without resolving four-year-old budget caps.