Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical 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 Tallhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/new-white-house-fence-could-wind-being-really-really-tall/101646/An 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/new-white-house-fence-could-wind-being-really-really-tall/101646/DefenseOrhan Cam / Shutterstock.comAir Force Cancels 2015 Layoffs: ‘Enough is Enough’ http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/air-force-cancels-2015-layoffs-enough-enough/101649/Voluntary separation programs will be made available.Eric KatzThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:49 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/air-force-cancels-2015-layoffs-enough-enough/101649/DefenseAirman 1st Class Jensen Stidham/U.S. Air ForceThis Bakery Trains Wounded Veterans in the Art of Pastries and Businesshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/bakery-trains-wounded-veterans-art-pastries-and-business/101436/Dog 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/bakery-trains-wounded-veterans-art-pastries-and-business/101436/DefenseFlickr user BoryaDefense Bill Extends Disputed Small Business Programhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/defense-bill-extends-disputed-small-business-program/101304/Contractors gain opportunities for women-owned firms, exports.Charles S. ClarkMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:57:30 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/defense-bill-extends-disputed-small-business-program/101304/DefenseDefense Department file photoDick Cheney Tells NBC: 'I'd Do It Again in a Minute'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/dick-cheney-tells-nbc-id-do-it-again-minute-torture-report/101244/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/dick-cheney-tells-nbc-id-do-it-again-minute-torture-report/101244/DefenseAmerican Spirit/Shutterstock.comThe Humane Interrogation Technique That Works Much Better Than Torturehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/humane-interrogation-technique-works-much-better-torture/101232/Confessions 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/humane-interrogation-technique-works-much-better-torture/101232/DefenseFer Gregory / Shutterstock.comHere's What CIA Interrogators Are Still Allowed to Dohttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/heres-what-cia-interrogators-are-still-allowed-do/101145/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/heres-what-cia-interrogators-are-still-allowed-do/101145/DefenseEddie J. Rodriquez / Shutterstock.comWatchdog Creates High-Risk List for Afghanistan Reconstructionhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/watchdog-creates-high-risk-list-afghanistan-reconstruction/100932/Special IG Sopko warns that corruption could derail U.S. effort to build Afghan self-sufficiency.Charles S. ClarkWed, 10 Dec 2014 13:19:05 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/watchdog-creates-high-risk-list-afghanistan-reconstruction/100932/DefenseSIGAR John SopkoSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionSenators to Kerry: Tell Us What You Want to Fight ISIShttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/senators-kerry-tell-us-what-you-want-fight-isis/100893/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/senators-kerry-tell-us-what-you-want-fight-isis/100893/DefenseKerry 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 9/11http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/michael-hayden-nbc-no-one-ever-warned-us-against-overreacting-911/100896/A damning admission from a former head of the CIA and NSA.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticWed, 10 Dec 2014 09:49:31 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/michael-hayden-nbc-no-one-ever-warned-us-against-overreacting-911/100896/DefenseAP file photoCIA Torture Report Condems Bush-Era Detainee Treatmenthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/cia-torture-report-condems-bush-era-detainee-treatment/100803/An 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/cia-torture-report-condems-bush-era-detainee-treatment/100803/DefenseJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Federal Law Enforcement Officers Now on Tighter Leash When Profiling Suspectshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/federal-law-enforcement-officers-now-tighter-leash-when-profiling-suspects/100725/Federal employee group calls guidance 'unwarranted reprimand.'Eric KatzMon, 08 Dec 2014 16:55:29 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/federal-law-enforcement-officers-now-tighter-leash-when-profiling-suspects/100725/DefenseAttorney General Eric Holder announced the new guidelines Monday. Tony Dejak/APSix Guantanamo Detainees Are Released to Uruguayhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/six-guantanamo-detainees-are-released-uruguay/100662/There are still 67 men at the facility who have been approved for resettlement.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticMon, 08 Dec 2014 10:11:33 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/six-guantanamo-detainees-are-released-uruguay/100662/DefenseBrennan Linsley/AP file photoObama Officially Selects Ash Carter to Lead Pentagonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/obama-officially-selects-ash-carter-lead-pentagon/100614/Carter’s nomination now in the hands of Republicans on Capitol Hill.Lauren Fox, National JournalFri, 05 Dec 2014 17:26:50 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/obama-officially-selects-ash-carter-lead-pentagon/100614/DefenseSusan Walsh/APRand Paul and John McCain Go to War Over ISIS Votehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/rand-paul-and-john-mccain-go-war-over-isis-vote/100548/How 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/rand-paul-and-john-mccain-go-war-over-isis-vote/100548/DefenseSens. 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 Yearhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/reports-military-sexual-assault-increased-over-past-year/100509/But Pentagon leaders said the uptick reflects soldiers feeling more comfortable reporting.Jordain Carney, National JournalThu, 04 Dec 2014 16:51:05 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/reports-military-sexual-assault-increased-over-past-year/100509/DefenseDefense 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 Officershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/house-oks-bill-pay-raise-troops-pay-freeze-some-officers/100485/Troops 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/house-oks-bill-pay-raise-troops-pay-freeze-some-officers/100485/DefenseThe 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' TSAhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/pistole-offers-valedictory-once-beleaguered-tsa/100400/Colleagues laud shift from 'one-size-fits-all' to risk-based terrorist screening approach.Charles S. ClarkWed, 03 Dec 2014 16:20:04 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/pistole-offers-valedictory-once-beleaguered-tsa/100400/DefenseTSA chief John Pistole testifies on Capitol Hill. Molly Riley/AP file photoMilitary Pay Raise Set For 1 Percenthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/military-pay-raise-set-1-percent/100385/Congress expects to pass the fiscal 2015 Defense authorization bill before the end of next week.Kellie LunneyWed, 03 Dec 2014 15:18:56 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/military-pay-raise-set-1-percent/100385/DefensePetty Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald/U.S. Navy file photoInternal GOP Tensions Simmer Over Terrorism Insurancehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/internal-gop-tensions-simmer-over-terrorism-insurance/100349/Conservatives square off against some fellow Republicans, business groups, and Senate Democrats over TRIA program.Billy House, National JournalWed, 03 Dec 2014 12:10:55 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/internal-gop-tensions-simmer-over-terrorism-insurance/100349/DefenseHouse 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 Koreahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/likely-pentagon-chief-who-wanted-bomb-north-korea/100331/Ashton 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/likely-pentagon-chief-who-wanted-bomb-north-korea/100331/DefenseChad J. McNeeley/Defense Department file photoThis Is How Much the U.S. Has Accomplished in Ebola Preparedness in Only Two Monthshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/how-much-us-has-accomplished-ebola-preparedness-only-two-months/100283/The nation may have reached peak preparedness for any possible future domestic cases.Marina Koren, National JournalTue, 02 Dec 2014 17:15:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/how-much-us-has-accomplished-ebola-preparedness-only-two-months/100283/DefenseAn Ebola treatment facility in Liberia. CDC GlobalDefense Bill Nears Finish Line as Senators Renew Fight for Military Sexual-Assault Reformhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/senators-renew-fight-military-sexual-assault-reform/100259/With 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/senators-renew-fight-military-sexual-assault-reform/100259/DefenseSen. 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 Chiefhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/obama-expected-name-ashton-carter-defense-chief/100232/Carter is the Pentagon's former deputy secretary.Gordon Lubold, Defense OneTue, 02 Dec 2014 11:45:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/obama-expected-name-ashton-carter-defense-chief/100232/Defense Sgt. Aaron Hostutler/Defense Department file photoWhy TSA's PreCheck Screening Program Is a Bad Ideahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/why-tsas-precheck-screening-program-bad-idea/100217/Expedited 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/why-tsas-precheck-screening-program-bad-idea/100217/DefenseMark 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.