President looks to avoid the mistakes of Bill Clinton, the last Democratic, non-veteran commander-in-chief.
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Critics say the plan is risky and relies on unproven technologies.
Napolitano is seeking to strike a balance between security and commerce.
Holding off until the Pentagon finishes negotiating changes to the 1992 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty makes sense, officer says.
President calls for boost in community service, saying government can’t meet all of country’s challenges.
House committee chairman will introduce bill to provide money, separate from the pool of $787 billion recovery funds, to state watchdogs.
Congress also will look into the Obama administration's $83.4 billion war supplemental request.
Aide says she is spending a lot of time out in the field touring detention facilities and learning the strengths of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Nominations indicate that nutrition and agricultural research will become more of a focus.
Previous plan to split construction of three DDG-1000s between two shipyards would have been "horribly inefficient," Defense acquisition chief says.