Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usFri, 23 Jan 2015 11:03:32 -0500The Pentagon Has No Idea How Many Employees It Needshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/pentagon-has-no-idea-how-many-employees-it-needs/103578/Laws capping number of employees have been waived since 2002.Eric KatzFri, 23 Jan 2015 11:03:32 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/pentagon-has-no-idea-how-many-employees-it-needs/103578/DefenseDefense Department file photoObama Won't Hear Cheers in India on Afghanistan Policyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/new-delhi-worries-about-effect-us-military-pullout-afghanistan/103569/New Delhi worries about effect of U.S. military pullout in Afghanistan.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalFri, 23 Jan 2015 10:33:36 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/new-delhi-worries-about-effect-us-military-pullout-afghanistan/103569/DefenseIndian artist Jagjot Singh Rubal finishes a painting of Obama in preparation for the president's visit. Prabhjot Gill/APGeospatial Agency Chief Takes Care Not to Oversell Intelligence on the Islamic Statehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/geospatial-agency-chief-takes-care-not-oversell-intelligence-islamic-state/103536/Cardillo praises Defense agency’s new transparency, role in Ebola crisis.Charles S. ClarkThu, 22 Jan 2015 16:51:28 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/geospatial-agency-chief-takes-care-not-oversell-intelligence-islamic-state/103536/DefenseRobert CardilloManuel Balce Ceneta/AP file photoRepublican Lawmakers Again Propose Slashing 115,000 Civilian Defense Jobshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/republican-lawmakers-again-propose-slashing-115000-civilian-defense-jobs/103272/Bill would target both rank-and-file and senior execs at the Pentagon.Eric KatzTue, 20 Jan 2015 15:22:23 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/republican-lawmakers-again-propose-slashing-115000-civilian-defense-jobs/103272/DefenseDefense Department file photoThe Savings from Seven Key Afghanistan Audits: $1.1 Billionhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/savings-seven-key-afghanistan-audits-11-billion/103233/SIGAR’s summary shows Defense Department declined to implement 35 of 209 recommendations.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 12:27:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/savings-seven-key-afghanistan-audits-11-billion/103233/DefenseA recent audit looked at Defense's procedures to account for weapons provided to the Afghan National Security Forces. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionAir Force Doubles Bonus Pay for Drone Pilotshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/air-force-doubles-bonus-pay-drone-pilots/103134/Eligible personnel will receive monthly incentive pay of $1,500 -- up from the current rate of $650.Kellie LunneyFri, 16 Jan 2015 15:02:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/air-force-doubles-bonus-pay-drone-pilots/103134/DefenseAn MQ-9 Reaper drone awaits maintenance at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.1st Class Aaron Montoya/U.S. Air ForcePentagon: Hackers Didn't Get Classified Information From Hackhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/pentagon-hackers-didnt-get-classified-information-hack/102729/Military Twitter and YouTube accounts were hijacked just as Obama was pushing for better cybersecurity.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 13 Jan 2015 09:55:17 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/pentagon-hackers-didnt-get-classified-information-hack/102729/DefenseDefense Department file photoWhite House: France Must Remain Vigilant Against Terrorismhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/white-house-france-must-remain-vigilant-against-terrorism-obama-paris/102585/The president addressed two terrorist attacks near Paris on Friday that left several people dead, including the perpetrators.Marina Koren and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 09 Jan 2015 15:53:48 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/white-house-france-must-remain-vigilant-against-terrorism-obama-paris/102585/DefensePolice officers arrive at the hostage situation at a kosher market in Paris Friday.Francois Mori/APThe FBI Is Working With France to Find the Charlie Hebdo Gunmenhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/fbi-working-france-find-charlie-hebdo-gunmen/102462/Agents are conducting “various database searches” to hunt down the attackers.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 08 Jan 2015 10:20:59 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/fbi-working-france-find-charlie-hebdo-gunmen/102462/DefenseClaude Paris/APWhat a Homeland Security Shutdown Would Look Likehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/what-homeland-security-shutdown-would-look/102267/Even if DHS funding ends, most employees would likely keep working, and Obama's executive order could too.Rachel Roubein, National JournalTue, 06 Jan 2015 09:56:48 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/what-homeland-security-shutdown-would-look/102267/DefenseBorder security activities would continue during a shutdown. Donna Burton/CBPReport: The Air Force Needs More Drone Operatorshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/report-air-force-needs-more-drone-operators/102270/An unnamed senior military official told the Daily Beast that the force has been at the “breaking point” for a “long time.”Hanna Kozlowska, QuartzTue, 06 Jan 2015 09:50:04 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/report-air-force-needs-more-drone-operators/102270/DefenseAir Force file photoFeinstein Sends the White House Instructions for Ceasing ‘Future Use of Torture’http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/feinstein-sends-white-house-instructions-ceasing-future-use-torture-obama/102210/Dianne Feinstein is putting pressure on Obama to create a permanent ban on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” practices.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalMon, 05 Jan 2015 15:51:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/feinstein-sends-white-house-instructions-ceasing-future-use-torture-obama/102210/DefenseJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Navy Joins AirAsia Search Effortshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/navy-joins-airasia-search-efforts/102195/Pentagon deploys two ships to the Java Sea.Eric KatzMon, 05 Jan 2015 14:03:22 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/navy-joins-airasia-search-efforts/102195/DefenseThe USS Fort Worth conducts helicopter search and recovery operations as part of Indonesian-led efforts to locate the AirAsia plane that crashed last week. Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/U.S. NavyThe U.S. Government's Foreign-Language Problemhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/us-governments-foreign-language-problem/102168/Alleged discrimination against FBI employees with overseas ties is only the latest difficulty the government has had with interpreters and translators.Matt Schiavenza, The AtlanticMon, 05 Jan 2015 10:11:25 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/us-governments-foreign-language-problem/102168/DefenseU.S. linguists share a meal with Omanis and British Foreign Service Officers in 2012.Defense Department file photoWho Really Crosses the U.S.-Mexico Border?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/who-really-crosses-us-mexico-border/102114/The total number of unauthorized immigrants apprehended is on the rise, but they're no longer coming from America's nearest neighbor.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticFri, 02 Jan 2015 10:11:31 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/who-really-crosses-us-mexico-border/102114/DefenseA group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in June 2014, in Granjeno, Texas. Eric Gay/Associated PressHow Hard Will New Home-Loan Limits Hit Veterans?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/how-hard-will-new-home-loan-limits-hit-veterans/102090/Congress put a limit on a popular and successful VA home loan program. Here's what that means for military home-buyers.Kriston Capps, CityLabWed, 31 Dec 2014 09:55:12 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/how-hard-will-new-home-loan-limits-hit-veterans/102090/DefenseVeterans Affairs DepartmentPass-Through Contracts for War Zones Need Monitoring, GAO Findshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/pass-through-contracts-war-zones-need-monitoring-gao-finds/102024/Pentagon, State and USAID could be at risk of overpaying subcontractors.Charles S. ClarkMon, 29 Dec 2014 09:07:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/pass-through-contracts-war-zones-need-monitoring-gao-finds/102024/DefenseAfghan boys play football in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.AP Photo/Rahmat GulTwo Drone Strikes in Pakistan Kill Militantshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/two-drone-strikes-pakistan-kill-militants/102009/The assault, believed to have been carried out by the U.S., targeted areas known to shelter Taliban and al-Qaeda extremists.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticFri, 26 Dec 2014 11:54:10 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/two-drone-strikes-pakistan-kill-militants/102009/DefenseAn MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway for takeoff on June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.U.S. Air ForceDefense Secretary Nominee Forms Circle of Advisershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/defense-secretary-nominee-forms-circle-advisers/101985/Ashton Carter designates small team to help in confirmation process.Gordon Lubold, Defense OneWed, 24 Dec 2014 08:48:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/defense-secretary-nominee-forms-circle-advisers/101985/DefenseAshton Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in 2013.Defense Department photoAnti-ISIS Operation Gets Its Own Inspector Generalhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/anti-isis-operation-gets-its-own-inspector-general/101958/Pentagon watchdog to lead audits of military and foreign aid campaigns.Charles S. ClarkTue, 23 Dec 2014 15:46:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/anti-isis-operation-gets-its-own-inspector-general/101958/DefenseAn Islamic State flag flies near the border of Turkey and Syria. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP file photoDid North Korea Really Attack Sony Pictures?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/did-north-korea-really-attack-sony-pictures-interview-rogen-franco/101799/It's too early to take the federal government at its word.Bruce Schneier, The AtlanticMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/did-north-korea-really-attack-sony-pictures-interview-rogen-franco/101799/DefenseNorth Koreans participate in a military parade in 2008 in Pyongyang.Maxim Tupikov/Shutterstock.com file photoU.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamohttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/us-releases-four-afghan-detainees-guantanamo-bay-prisoners/101796/The U.S. still holds 63 detainees who have been cleared for release.Allen McDuffee, The AtlanticMon, 22 Dec 2014 09:34:05 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/us-releases-four-afghan-detainees-guantanamo-bay-prisoners/101796/DefenseA soldier closes the gate at the now abandoned Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo in 2013.Charles Dharapak/APThe 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 Borya