Government Executive - Defense information about management of national security organizationsen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:24:51 -0500The New White House Fence Could Wind Up Being Really, Really Tall independent panel has a few recommendations for the Secret Service about how to fix the presidential perimeter.Marina Koren, National JournalThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:24:51 -0500 Cam / Shutterstock.comAir Force Cancels 2015 Layoffs: ‘Enough is Enough’ separation programs will be made available.Eric KatzThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:49 -0500 1st Class Jensen Stidham/U.S. Air ForceThis Bakery Trains Wounded Veterans in the Art of Pastries and Business Tag Bakery, a new Georgetown bakery, is home to a work-study program that's the first of its kind.Matt Vasilogambros, National JournalWed, 17 Dec 2014 10:18:41 -0500 user BoryaDefense Bill Extends Disputed Small Business Program gain opportunities for women-owned firms, exports.Charles S. ClarkMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:57:30 -0500 Department file photoDick Cheney Tells NBC: 'I'd Do It Again in a Minute' former vice president denies that the CIA tortured and says Bush knew everything all along.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticMon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 Spirit/Shutterstock.comThe Humane Interrogation Technique That Works Much Better Than Torture are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, a study finds.Olga Khazan, The AtlanticMon, 15 Dec 2014 09:54:52 -0500 Gregory / Shutterstock.comHere's What CIA Interrogators Are Still Allowed to Do CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques have been illegal since 2009, but interrogators are still permitted to use some controversial methods.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 12 Dec 2014 10:16:30 -0500 J. Rodriquez / Shutterstock.comWatchdog Creates High-Risk List for Afghanistan Reconstruction IG Sopko warns that corruption could derail U.S. effort to build Afghan self-sufficiency.Charles S. ClarkWed, 10 Dec 2014 13:19:05 -0500 John SopkoSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionSenators to Kerry: Tell Us What You Want to Fight ISIS administration criticizes Senate proposals to authorize force, but won't offer a plan of its own.Alex Brown, National JournalWed, 10 Dec 2014 09:55:02 -0500 told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Authorization for Use of Military Force should not restrict the use of ground troops and should not limit operations to Iraq and Syria. State DepartmentMichael Hayden to NBC: No One Ever Warned Us Against Overreacting to 9/11 damning admission from a former head of the CIA and NSA.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticWed, 10 Dec 2014 09:49:31 -0500 file photoCIA Torture Report Condems Bush-Era Detainee Treatment intelligence report on so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” concludes CIA practices didn’t thwart terror.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 09 Dec 2014 11:58:11 -0500 Scott Applewhite/AP Federal Law Enforcement Officers Now on Tighter Leash When Profiling Suspects employee group calls guidance 'unwarranted reprimand.'Eric KatzMon, 08 Dec 2014 16:55:29 -0500 General Eric Holder announced the new guidelines Monday. Tony Dejak/APSix Guantanamo Detainees Are Released to Uruguay are still 67 men at the facility who have been approved for resettlement.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticMon, 08 Dec 2014 10:11:33 -0500 Linsley/AP file photoObama Officially Selects Ash Carter to Lead Pentagon’s nomination now in the hands of Republicans on Capitol Hill.Lauren Fox, National JournalFri, 05 Dec 2014 17:26:50 -0500 Walsh/APRand Paul and John McCain Go to War Over ISIS Vote a "nice little water bill" sparked a battle between a 2016 White House hopeful and the GOP's top hawk.Alex Brown, National JournalFri, 05 Dec 2014 09:58:31 -0500 Rand Paul, R-Ky., and John McCain, R-Ariz., talk during a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Susan Walsh/AP file photoReports of Military Sexual Assault Increased Over Past Year Pentagon leaders said the uptick reflects soldiers feeling more comfortable reporting.Jordain Carney, National JournalThu, 04 Dec 2014 16:51:05 -0500 Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with members of the Sexual Assault Response Systems Panel in 2013. Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/Defense Department file photoHouse OKs Bill With Pay Raise for Troops, Pay Freeze for Some Officers are on track to receive a 1 percent pay increase in 2015; bill freezes pay for general and flag officers next year.Kellie LunneyThu, 04 Dec 2014 15:06:33 -0500 bill rejects an administration proposal to cut money for military commissaries. Lt. Cmdr. Jim Remington/U.S. Navy file photoPistole Offers Valedictory on Once-'Beleaguered' TSA laud shift from 'one-size-fits-all' to risk-based terrorist screening approach.Charles S. ClarkWed, 03 Dec 2014 16:20:04 -0500 chief John Pistole testifies on Capitol Hill. Molly Riley/AP file photoMilitary Pay Raise Set For 1 Percent expects to pass the fiscal 2015 Defense authorization bill before the end of next week.Kellie LunneyWed, 03 Dec 2014 15:18:56 -0500 Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald/U.S. Navy file photoInternal GOP Tensions Simmer Over Terrorism Insurance square off against some fellow Republicans, business groups, and Senate Democrats over TRIA program.Billy House, National JournalWed, 03 Dec 2014 12:10:55 -0500 Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling warns a long-term reauthorization may have to wait until the next Congress. Flicker user House GOPThe Likely Pentagon Chief Who Wanted to Bomb North Korea Carter, President Obama's expected pick to replace Chuck Hagel, is also known for being an academic and a behind-the-scenes kind of guy.Adam Chandler, The AtlanticWed, 03 Dec 2014 10:58:40 -0500 J. McNeeley/Defense Department file photoThis Is How Much the U.S. Has Accomplished in Ebola Preparedness in Only Two Months nation may have reached peak preparedness for any possible future domestic cases.Marina Koren, National JournalTue, 02 Dec 2014 17:15:16 -0500 Ebola treatment facility in Liberia. CDC GlobalDefense Bill Nears Finish Line as Senators Renew Fight for Military Sexual-Assault Reform time running short, it's uncertain if the proposal will get passed.Alex Brown and Jordain Carney, National JournalTue, 02 Dec 2014 16:06:44 -0500 Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is leading efforts to limit military commanders' authority over sexual assault cases.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated PressObama Expected to Name Ashton Carter as Defense Chief is the Pentagon's former deputy secretary.Gordon Lubold, Defense OneTue, 02 Dec 2014 11:45:46 -0500 Sgt. Aaron Hostutler/Defense Department file photoWhy TSA's PreCheck Screening Program Is a Bad Idea airport screening for some doesn't make the rest of the line move any faster, and chips away at a chance at real security reform.Kriston Capps, CityLabTue, 02 Dec 2014 11:19:39 -0500 Lennihan/Associated PressTravelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York are checked in by a Transportation Security Administration employee, left, at a TSA Pre line on Oct. 30.