Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:53:35 -0400Senate Confirms Creedon for NNSA No. 2 Positionhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/senate-confirms-creedon-nnsa-no-2-position/89504/Creedon most recently served as assistant secretary of Defense for global strategic affairs.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:53:35 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/senate-confirms-creedon-nnsa-no-2-position/89504/DefenseMadelyn Creedon will become As NNSA principal deputy administrator.Sergey Ponomarev/APHouse Bill Requires TSA to Train Screeners on Handling Airport Shootingshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/house-bill-requires-tsa-train-screeners-handling-airport-shootings/89456/Chamber passed legislation on Tuesday honoring screener killed in the line of duty last year at LAX.Kellie LunneyWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/house-bill-requires-tsa-train-screeners-handling-airport-shootings/89456/Defense long line of Transportation Security Administration personnel salute as the Honor Flag leaves Los Angeles international airport after a TSA agent was shot there in November.Associated PressU.S. Officials: Russia 'Created the Conditions' for Malaysia Airlines Crashhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/us-officials-russia-created-conditions-malaysia-airlines-crash/89384/New intelligence finds no direct link between the air disaster and the Russian government, but concerns remain.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:07:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/us-officials-russia-created-conditions-malaysia-airlines-crash/89384/DefenseA pro-Russian rebel touches the MH17 wreckage Tuesday.Vadim Ghirda/APProgress Hard to Gauge on Homeland Antimissile Programhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/progress-hard-gauge-homeland-antimissile-program/89342/Auditors note dearth of data on improvements.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:46:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/progress-hard-gauge-homeland-antimissile-program/89342/DefenseThen-Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly examines a missile-interceptor deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2010. U.S. Missile Defense Agency9/11 Commission Alumni Warn of Unfinished Business Combatting Terrorismhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/911-commission-alumni-warn-unfinished-business-combatting-terrorism/89333/10th-anniversary report cites threats from failed states, cyber vulnerability and congressional oversight bureaucracy.Charles S. ClarkTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:19:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/911-commission-alumni-warn-unfinished-business-combatting-terrorism/89333/DefenseOne World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York.Mark Lennihan/APBorder Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexicohttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/border-sheriffs-perplexed-rick-perrys-plan-send-1000-troops-stare-mexico/89309/Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking.Arit John, The WireTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/border-sheriffs-perplexed-rick-perrys-plan-send-1000-troops-stare-mexico/89309/DefenseTexas Gov. Rick PerryEric Gay/APFAA Suspends all U.S. Flights to Israel for 24 Hourshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/faa-suspends-all-us-flights-israel-24-hours/89294/The advisory applies only to U.S. carriers.Brian ResnickTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:20:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/faa-suspends-all-us-flights-israel-24-hours/89294/DefenseFlik47/Shutterstock.comTexas Gov. Rick Perry Orders National Guard Troops to Borderhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/texas-gov-rick-perry-orders-national-guard-troops-border/89222/Federal agencies have struggled to deal with the crisis, which has been brewing for months.Katherine McIntire PetersMon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/texas-gov-rick-perry-orders-national-guard-troops-border/89222/DefenseTexas Governor Rick Perry Eric Gay/APObama on Ukraine's Pro-Russia Separatists: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/obama-ukraines-pro-russia-separatists-what-are-they-trying-hide/89216/"We have to make sure that the truth is out," the president said.Brian Resnick and Matt Berman, National JournalMon, 21 Jul 2014 17:07:47 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/obama-ukraines-pro-russia-separatists-what-are-they-trying-hide/89216/DefenseA Donetsk People Republic's fighter looks on at a block-post near the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 6, 2014, with a flag of St. George, a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine on the background.Dmitry Lovetsky/APJohn Kerry Makes the U.S. Case Against Russia Over Downed Planehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/john-kerry-makes-us-case-against-russia-over-downed-plane/89135/The Secretary of State made the Obama administration's pitch over the plane crash in Ukraine across TV Sunday morning.Matt Berman and Dustin Volz, National JournalSun, 20 Jul 2014 13:12:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/john-kerry-makes-us-case-against-russia-over-downed-plane/89135/DefenseState Department file photoOn Campus, Young Veterans Are Learning How to Be Millennialshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/campus-young-veterans-are-learning-how-be-millennials/89123/They spent their early 20s in combat zones. Now they're back in school, struggling to fit in with their peers and figure out the rest of their lives.Rob Kunzig, The AtlanticFri, 18 Jul 2014 17:51:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/campus-young-veterans-are-learning-how-be-millennials/89123/DefenseSean Locke Photography/Shutterstock.comObama Tells Europe to Step Up on Russiahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/obama-tells-europe-step-russia/89120/It was clear from the president’s remarks about Ukraine that he now expects greater help from European allies in countering Putin.James Oliphant, National JournalFri, 18 Jul 2014 17:28:11 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/obama-tells-europe-step-russia/89120/DefenseJacquelyn Martin/APObama: We Know At Least One American Was Killed on Downed Malaysian Flighthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/obama-we-know-least-one-american-was-killed-downed-malaysian-flight/89087/The president addressed the plane crash in a Friday morning press conference.Brian Resnick and Matt Berman, National JournalFri, 18 Jul 2014 14:26:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/obama-we-know-least-one-american-was-killed-downed-malaysian-flight/89087/DefenseJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Hillary Clinton's Strange Critique of US Foreign Policyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/hillary-clintons-strange-critique-us-foreign-policy/89066/Is patriotic storytelling really the solution to America's international relations problem?Peter Beinart, The AtlanticFri, 18 Jul 2014 12:36:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/hillary-clintons-strange-critique-us-foreign-policy/89066/DefenseFormer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures while speaking to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."Frank Franklin II/APArmy to Begin Chelsea Manning's Gender Treatmenthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/army-begin-chelsea-mannings-gender-treatment/89026/Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army's recommendation to keep Manning in military custody.Shirley Li, The WireThu, 17 Jul 2014 17:33:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/army-begin-chelsea-mannings-gender-treatment/89026/DefenseU.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea ManningU.S. Army/AP File PhotoAll Clear at the White House After Lockdownhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/all-clear-white-house-after-lockdown/89020/Scare was caused by an unattended package.Emma Roller, National JournalThu, 17 Jul 2014 17:26:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/all-clear-white-house-after-lockdown/89020/DefenseDanielW/Shutterstock.comHere Are the House's Recommendations for the Border Crisishttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/here-are-houses-recommendations-border-crisis/89014/The House and Senate are now on a collision course.Billy House and Rachel Roubein, National JournalThu, 17 Jul 2014 17:15:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/here-are-houses-recommendations-border-crisis/89014/DefenseImmigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas.Eric Gay/AP File PhotoFAA Has Issued Advisories Against Region Where Plane Crashed in Ukrainehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/faa-has-issued-advisories-against-region-where-plane-crashed-ukraine/88978/The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 could have been shot down by a surface-to-air Buk missile system.Brian Resnick, National JournalThu, 17 Jul 2014 15:43:41 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/faa-has-issued-advisories-against-region-where-plane-crashed-ukraine/88978/DefensePeople walk among the debris of the plane after the crash Thursday.Dmitry Lovetsky/APCongress Thinks This Statue Is a Threat to National Securityhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/congress-thinks-statue-threat-national-security/88918/GSA is in a battle with Congress to re-install it.Sarah Mimms, National JournalThu, 17 Jul 2014 09:22:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/congress-thinks-statue-threat-national-security/88918/Defenseotto56/Photobucket.comLos Alamos Gets 'Inadequate' Safety Rating from Energy Dept.http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/los-alamos-gets-inadequate-safety-rating-energy-dept/88903/Facility had 38 nuclear criticality safety infractions in the last fiscal year and received an overall performance rating of "does not meet expectations."Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireWed, 16 Jul 2014 17:19:06 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/los-alamos-gets-inadequate-safety-rating-energy-dept/88903/DefenseThe Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, which scientists use to study key aspects of nuclear weapons physics.Los Alamos National LaboratoryDon't Expect the VA to Improve Overnighthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/dont-expect-va-improve-overnight/88864/The acting secretary says the agency can turn the corner in two years, but it will need a lot more money.Jordain Carney, National JournalWed, 16 Jul 2014 14:41:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/dont-expect-va-improve-overnight/88864/DefenseFlickr user Jason KufferFirst Nurse Refuses to Force Feed Guantanamo Bay Prisonershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/first-nurse-refuses-force-feed-guantanamo-bay-prisoners/88867/A Navy nurse refused to force feed inmates on hunger strike, a prisoner at the facility told his lawyer.David Ludwig, The WireWed, 16 Jul 2014 14:39:22 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/first-nurse-refuses-force-feed-guantanamo-bay-prisoners/88867/DefenseBrennan Linsley/AP File PhotoPulitzer-Prize Winning Immigration Activist Detained By Texas Border Patrolhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/pulitzer-prize-winning-immigration-activist-detained-texas-border-patrol/88759/Former journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained at McAllen-Miller International Airport.Shirley Li, The WireTue, 15 Jul 2014 14:47:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/pulitzer-prize-winning-immigration-activist-detained-texas-border-patrol/88759/DefensePulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas.Susan Walsh/APPope Urges Protection for Unaccompanied Minors Flooding the Borderhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/pope-francis-urges-action-child-immigration-over-us-border-mexico-children/88732/In letter, Francis says the children should be 'welcomed.'Ross GianfortuneTue, 15 Jul 2014 12:28:10 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/pope-francis-urges-action-child-immigration-over-us-border-mexico-children/88732/DefenseWikimediaTesla Motors Is a Favorite Employer Among Veteranshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/tesla-motors-favorite-employer-among-veterans/88729/Currently, Tesla has about 6,000 employees— 300 of these are veterans.Polly Mosendz, The WireTue, 15 Jul 2014 11:22:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/tesla-motors-favorite-employer-among-veterans/88729/DefenseThe Tesla factory in Fremont, CaliforniaFlickr user Maurizio Pesce