Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:22 -0400The Afghan Military’s Tracking of U.S.-Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Besthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/afghan-militarys-tracking-us-supplied-weapons-sloppy-best/89876/Watchdog warns that incomplete inventory could help arming of insurgents.Charles S. ClarkMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:22 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/afghan-militarys-tracking-us-supplied-weapons-sloppy-best/89876/DefenseCrates of weapons for the Afghan National Security Forces. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionCongress Reaches Deal on Firing VA Senior Execs Immediatelyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/congress-reaches-deal-firing-va-senior-execs-immediately/89864/Bill adds $12 billion in new funding for VA personnel and facilities.Eric KatzMon, 28 Jul 2014 15:59:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/congress-reaches-deal-firing-va-senior-execs-immediately/89864/DefenseSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (left), and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., unveiled the compromise Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/APRussian Officials Continue to Believe All U.S. Intelligence Evidence is 'Fake'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/russian-officials-continue-believe-all-us-intelligence-evidence-fake/89849/The Kremlin's Defense Ministry doubts the veracity the recently-released US satellite images.Polly Mosendz, National JournalMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:56:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/russian-officials-continue-believe-all-us-intelligence-evidence-fake/89849/DefenseDmitry Lovetsky/APHow to Swindle Soldiershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/how-swindle-soldiers/89810/A new report from ProPublica highlights three companies that have made a business out of suing service members.Rebecca J. Rosen, The AtlanticMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/how-swindle-soldiers/89810/DefenseFlickr user Mike KalasnikMillions in Tax Debt Won’t Stop You from Qualifying for a Pentagon Security Clearancehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/millions-tax-debt-wont-stop-you-qualifying-pentagon-security-clearance/89831/83,000 contractors and feds owing a total of $730 million in unpaid taxes are eligible for clearances at Defense.Charles S. ClarkMon, 28 Jul 2014 13:06:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/millions-tax-debt-wont-stop-you-qualifying-pentagon-security-clearance/89831/DefenseDefense Department file photoHow Military Guns Make the Civilian Markethttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/how-military-guns-make-civilian-market/89798/The U.S. Army plans to select a new standard-issue handgun. If history is a guide, similar pistols will soon start appearing at gun stores and crime scenes near you.Matt Valentine, The AtlanticMon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/how-military-guns-make-civilian-market/89798/DefenseA U.S. sailor and a Chinese soldier work with a Beretta M9 aboard the USS Mason. United States Navy Central CommandHouse GOP and Some Democrats Preparing to Slam Obama for Bergdahl Swaphttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/house-gop-and-some-democrats-preparing-slam-obama-bergdahl-swap/89711/House Armed Services Committee will mark up a resolution Tuesday condemning the president for negotiating with terrorists.Billy House, National JournalFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:27:11 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/house-gop-and-some-democrats-preparing-slam-obama-bergdahl-swap/89711/DefenseSgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video/AP File PhotoRussia Accuses the U.S. of Faking MH17 Evidencehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/russia-accuses-us-faking-mh17-evidence/89672/Anatoly Antonov, deputy defense minister, said that U.S. intelligence did not do diligent research, and instead "mostly cited social networks."Polly Mosendz, The WireFri, 25 Jul 2014 10:37:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/russia-accuses-us-faking-mh17-evidence/89672/DefenseFlowers lie on the wrecked fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.Vadim Ghirda/APDaniel Ellsberg: Snowden Kept His Oath Better Than Anyone in the NSAhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/daniel-ellsberg-snowden-kept-his-oath-better-anyone-nsa/89675/That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticFri, 25 Jul 2014 10:19:25 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/daniel-ellsberg-snowden-kept-his-oath-better-anyone-nsa/89675/DefenseDaniel Ellsberg, releaser of the Pentagon PapersFlickr user Steve RhodesWhat Would the National Guard Actually Do at the Border?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/what-would-national-guard-actually-do-border/89666/White House calls the move 'symbolic' and says it is intended to 'generate headlines.'James Oliphant and Rachel Roubein, National JournalFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:41:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/what-would-national-guard-actually-do-border/89666/DefenseUnited States Customs and Border ProtectionLawmakers Attack Obama Administration’s Strategy in Iraqhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/lawmakers-attack-obama-administrations-strategy-iraq/89612/Members of Congress doubt Iraqi government can root out terrorists.Stacy Kaper, National JournalThu, 24 Jul 2014 16:34:07 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/lawmakers-attack-obama-administrations-strategy-iraq/89612/DefenseSenate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert MenendezJacquelyn Martin/APThe Safety Agency At War With Itselfhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/safety-agency-war-itself/89528/Personnel disputes are tearing the Chemical Safety Board apart.Jason Plautz, National JournalThu, 24 Jul 2014 09:46:40 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/07/safety-agency-war-itself/89528/DefenseThe damage from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas is seen from helicopters.Charles Dharapak/AP File PhotoSenate 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