Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:50:19 -0400Nobody Panic, But There Was an Ebola Scare at the Pentagonhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/nobody-panic-theres-ebola-scare-pentagon/96800/A woman who recently visited Africa became ill outside the Pentagon this morning. But let's not jump to conclusions.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:50:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/nobody-panic-theres-ebola-scare-pentagon/96800/DefenseDefense Department file photoCalling the Enemy of Our Enemy an Enemyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/calling-enemy-our-enemy-enemy/96737/The State Department announced Thursday that it held talks about ISIS with a Syrian Kurdish party. The party also happens to be linked to a group on the U.S. terror list.Adam Chandler, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/calling-enemy-our-enemy-enemy/96737/DefenseState DepartmentWhat Would an Ebola Travel Ban Actually Look Like?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/what-would-ebola-travel-ban-actually-look/96722/Even if the government gets around the legal and administrative hurdles, imposing the ban may make fighting Ebola harder.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:22 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/what-would-ebola-travel-ban-actually-look/96722/DefenseSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has spoken out in favor of restrictions. Flickr user Gage SkidmoreFDA Guidelines Thwart Ebola Screening at U.S. Hospitalshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/fda-guidelines-thwart-ebola-screening-us-hospitals/96719/Dallas hospital had the same machine the military uses in Africa to screen for Ebola--but federal rules restricts its use.Patrick TuckerFri, 17 Oct 2014 08:21:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/fda-guidelines-thwart-ebola-screening-us-hospitals/96719/DefenseFood and Drug AdministrationFighting ISIS's Messaging Online Is Key to Victoryhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/fighting-isiss-messaging-online-key-victory/96686/The leader of the international coalition against ISIS said that combating the group’s message online is as important as defeating them militarily.Laura Ryan, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:18:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/fighting-isiss-messaging-online-key-victory/96686/DefenseMaster Sgt. Kap Kim/ArmyTSA Administrator to Resignhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/tsa-administrator-resign/96647/Agency’s labor-friendly and longest serving chief will step down at the end of the year.Eric KatzThu, 16 Oct 2014 12:59:27 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/tsa-administrator-resign/96647/DefenseSusan Walsh/APThe Campaign Against ISIS Finally Has a Namehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/campaign-against-isis-finally-has-name/96614/The operation to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State shall be known as "Inherent Resolve."Adam Chandler, The AtlanticThu, 16 Oct 2014 10:21:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/campaign-against-isis-finally-has-name/96614/DefenseAir Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/U.S. Air ForceThe Army's Answer to Its Identity Crisishttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/armys-answer-its-identity-crisis/96509/Service leaders laid out what the future looks like without a large ground operation and with a smaller budget.Jordain Carney, National JournalWed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/armys-answer-its-identity-crisis/96509/Defense"For those who think we don't need an Army, look around the world and see the things we do every single day," said Gen. Raymond Odierno.Defense DepartmentA Second Texas Healthcare Worker Has Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/second-texas-healthcare-worker-has-ebola/96494/The unidentified hospital employee also treated the first U.S. patient who died last week in Dallas.Dashiell Bennett, The AtlanticWed, 15 Oct 2014 09:48:02 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/second-texas-healthcare-worker-has-ebola/96494/DefenseLM Otero/APFar Fewer Unaccompanied Minors Are Now Crossing the U.S. Borderhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/far-fewer-unaccompanied-minors-are-now-crossing-us-border/96344/That doesn't mean the crisis is over.Rachel Roubein, National JournalFri, 10 Oct 2014 17:23:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/far-fewer-unaccompanied-minors-are-now-crossing-us-border/96344/DefenseHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said much of illegal migration is seasonal. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Defense Department file photoBoehner to Dems: Let's Hear Your Position on Guantanamohttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/boehner-dems-lets-hear-your-position-guantanamo/96332/"While Republicans stand united against this ploy, each and every Democrat should make their position known," Boehner said Friday.Billy House, National JournalFri, 10 Oct 2014 17:06:33 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/boehner-dems-lets-hear-your-position-guantanamo/96332/DefenseHouse GOP file photoObama's Gitmo Provocation?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/obamas-gitmo-provocation/96311/Shuttering the terrorist detention center despite an explicit congressional ban would be the president's boldest move yet.Russell Berman, The AtlanticFri, 10 Oct 2014 16:11:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/obamas-gitmo-provocation/96311/DefenseBrennan Linsley/AP file photoUnion Urges Protection for Federal Workers at Possible Risk for Ebola Exposurehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/union-urges-protection-federal-workers-possible-risk-ebola-exposure/96293/TSA chief assures employees that current safety precautions in place are sufficient.Kellie LunneyFri, 10 Oct 2014 15:07:43 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/union-urges-protection-federal-workers-possible-risk-ebola-exposure/96293/DefenseAFGE President J. David Cox Sr. is working with agencies to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. Flickr user AFGEPentagon Scraps Afghan Air Fleet for Pennies on the Dollarhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/pentagon-scraps-afghan-air-fleet-pennies-dollar/96185/After spending $486 million on 20 planes for the Afghan Air Force, the Pentagon sold 16 for just $32,000.Katherine McIntire PetersThu, 09 Oct 2014 15:28:51 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/pentagon-scraps-afghan-air-fleet-pennies-dollar/96185/DefenseSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionVA Braces for a New Front in the Agent Orange Battlehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/va-braces-new-front-agent-orange-battle/96047/A group of post-Vietnam War veterans say their illnesses are tied to the herbicide. So far, Veterans Affairs isn't buying it.Jordain Carney, National JournalWed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/va-braces-new-front-agent-orange-battle/96047/DefenseGroup of U.S military C-123 aircraft spray Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.Army file photoU.S. Africa Command: Ebola Mission Will Not Bring Disease Back Homehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-africa-command-ebola-mission-will-not-bring-disease-back-home/95972/Deployed personnel are highly trained and will be treated immediately if infected.Ross GianfortuneTue, 07 Oct 2014 15:49:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-africa-command-ebola-mission-will-not-bring-disease-back-home/95972/Defense"The health and safety of the team supporting this mission is our priority," Gen. David Rodriguez said.Defense DepartmentThe Trouble With Defense Acquisition May Be the Workforcehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/trouble-defense-acquisition-may-be-workforce/95945/Too often, contracts are left to 'managers for whom it is merely one step in a career path directed elsewhere,' an expert tells Senate investigators in recent report.Katherine McIntire PetersTue, 07 Oct 2014 15:33:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/trouble-defense-acquisition-may-be-workforce/95945/DefenseThe Pentagon often fails to buy weapons on time and on budget. Above, an F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to land on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf Oct. 3.Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Card/U.S. Navy The ISIS Conflict Has Saturated the American Mindhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/isis-conflict-has-saturated-american-mind/95735/On Pew's latest news quiz, the only issue Americans were better informed about was the level of the minimum wage.Brian Resnick, National JournalFri, 03 Oct 2014 10:18:09 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/isis-conflict-has-saturated-american-mind/95735/DefenseKurdish peshmerga forces patrol in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq, earlier this week, after taking control of the village from the Islamic State group. Hadi Mizban/APIs Vice's Documentary on ISIS Illegal?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/vices-documentary-isis-illegal/95642/The courts have broadly defined what it means to support terrorists.Andrew F. March, The AtlanticThu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/vices-documentary-isis-illegal/95642/DefenseVice via YouTubeDo the Secret Service's Security Lapses Go Past the White House?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/do-secret-services-security-lapses-go-past-white-house/95648/The service does more than just protect the president. But little is publicly known about the procedures around others the agency guards.Rebecca Nelson, National JournalThu, 02 Oct 2014 10:26:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/do-secret-services-security-lapses-go-past-white-house/95648/DefenseOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comThe U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroidshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-saving-nukes-so-it-can-blow-asteroids/95621/The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."Tim Fernholz, The AtlanticWed, 01 Oct 2014 17:29:01 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-saving-nukes-so-it-can-blow-asteroids/95621/DefensePaul Fleet / Shutterstock.comWhy There Won't Be an Ebola Outbreak in the United Stateshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/why-there-wont-be-ebola-outbreak-united-states/95594/The circumstances that contributed to West Africa's epidemic do not exist in the U.S.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/why-there-wont-be-ebola-outbreak-united-states/95594/DefenseThe district of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone was put under quarantine at the beginning of August, due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Flickr user Cyprien Fabre/EC ECHOWho Exactly Underestimated ISIS?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/who-exactly-underestimated-isis/95417/The president's acknowledgement that the U.S. "underestimated" the rise of ISIS raised more questions than it answered.Russell Berman, The WireTue, 30 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/who-exactly-underestimated-isis/95417/DefenseAPAfghanistan Finally Signs Elusive Security Pact With United Stateshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/afghanistan-finally-signs-elusive-security-pact-united-states/95414/Agreement will allow for nearly 10,000 American forces to remain in the country.Adam Chandler, The WireTue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/afghanistan-finally-signs-elusive-security-pact-united-states/95414/DefenseU.S. Army Pfc. Perry Price patrols the village of Aliabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Matthew Moeller/Defense Department file photoAnother Doctor Exposed to Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatmenthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/another-doctor-exposed-ebola-arrives-us-treatment/95369/NIH is treating the doctor in Maryland.Russell Berman, The WireMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:31:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/09/another-doctor-exposed-ebola-arrives-us-treatment/95369/Defenseaddingt/Shutterstock.com