Government Executive - Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/Critical information about management of national security organizationsen-usThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:11:38 -0400One Agency's Short-Lived Idea to Have Its Employees Test a New Ebola Vaccinehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/one-agencys-short-lived-idea-have-its-employees-test-new-ebola-vaccine/97847/News editors at VOA found volunteers, but BBG general counsel balked.Charles S. ClarkThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:11:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/one-agencys-short-lived-idea-have-its-employees-test-new-ebola-vaccine/97847/DefenseA volunteer receives a dose of an experimental Ebola vaccine at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., in early September. NIAIDCDC to Award More Money to Fight Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/cdc-award-more-money-fight-ebola/97841/The $10 million grant will go to multiple recipients.Kellie LunneyThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:27:26 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/cdc-award-more-money-fight-ebola/97841/DefenseMoney is aimed at helping affected countries in West Africa, including Guinea. Flickr user European Commission DG ECHOObama Praises Feds Fighting Ebola in West Africa, But Union Says They’re Not Protectedhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/obama-praises-feds-fighting-ebola-west-africa-union-says-theyre-not-protected/97814/Are civilian federal employees receiving enough protections from the deadly virus?Eric KatzThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:57:31 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/obama-praises-feds-fighting-ebola-west-africa-union-says-theyre-not-protected/97814/DefenseJacquelyn Martin/APDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Get Used to Endless Warhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-get-used-endless-war/97781/From ISIS to climate change, the Pentagon chief says, the threats that face the United States are long-term challenges.David A. Graham, The AtlanticThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:07:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-get-used-endless-war/97781/DefenseDefense DepartmentPay Raise for Troops Still Up in the Airhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/pay-raise-troops-still-air/97745/Congress has to decide before the end of the year whether it will grant a 1 percent or a 1.8 percent boost in 2015.Kellie LunneyWed, 29 Oct 2014 16:42:10 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/pay-raise-troops-still-air/97745/DefensePetty Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald/Defense Department file photoPentagon Announces It Will Quarantine Soldiers Returning From Ebola Missionhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/pentagon-announces-it-will-quarantine-soldiers-returning-ebola-mission/97739/Defense officials pointed to concerns over the safety of troops coming back from West Africa.Jordain Carney, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 16:21:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/pentagon-announces-it-will-quarantine-soldiers-returning-ebola-mission/97739/DefenseA group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a plane to Monrovia. 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Dale Greer/Defense DepartmentFeds Were Much More Likely to Die on the Job Last Year Than Other U.S. Workers http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/feds-were-much-more-likely-die-job-last-year-other-us-workers/97736/Fatalities in the federal workplace spiked in 2013.Eric KatzWed, 29 Oct 2014 16:20:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/feds-were-much-more-likely-die-job-last-year-other-us-workers/97736/DefenseOrhan Cam / Shutterstock.comBritish Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warranthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/british-spies-allowed-access-us-data-without-warrant/97679/Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/british-spies-allowed-access-us-data-without-warrant/97679/DefenseGary Blakeley/Shutterstock.comNSA Chief Warns Companies Against Revenge Hackinghttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/nsa-chief-warns-companies-against-revenge-hacking/97685/"Hacking back" may be illegal, Michael Rogers said. But his advice doesn't apply to the agency he heads.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 10:41:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/nsa-chief-warns-companies-against-revenge-hacking/97685/DefenseNSA Director Adm. Michael RogersLauren Victoria Burke/APObama: States Should Support Ebola Health Workershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/obama-states-should-support-ebola-health-workers/97682/Mandatory quarantines upon return from West Africa could discourage health professionals from going to the front lines, president says.Russell Berman, The AtlanticWed, 29 Oct 2014 09:57:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/obama-states-should-support-ebola-health-workers/97682/DefenseJacquelyn Martin/APDHS Orders Increased Security at Federal Facilitieshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/dhs-orders-increased-security-federal-facilities/97640/Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the action was a precautionary step, citing terrorist calls for attacks against the United States.Katherine McIntire PetersTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:25 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/dhs-orders-increased-security-federal-facilities/97640/DefenseHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Defense Department file photoThe Boston Bombing and the Marijuana Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/boston-bombing-and-marijuana-defense/97628/Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of lying to the FBI despite his claim that he was too high to remember what he had done.Adam Chandler, The AtlanticTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:19:36 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/boston-bombing-and-marijuana-defense/97628/DefenseRobel Phillipos is a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Stephan Savoia/APU.S. Halted Work on Half-Renovated Prison in Afghanistanhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-halted-work-half-renovated-prison-afghanistan/97616/Watchdog faults State Department oversight of contract.Charles S. ClarkTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:58:25 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/us-halted-work-half-renovated-prison-afghanistan/97616/DefenseA hallway in the half-renovated Pol-i-Charkhi Prison. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionAir Force General Misused Government Limo Privilegeshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/air-force-general-misused-government-limo-privileges/97598/Pentagon watchdog finds 107 trips by Maj. Gen. Susan Mashiko were not for official business.Charles S. ClarkTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:21:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/air-force-general-misused-government-limo-privileges/97598/DefenseMaj. Gen. Susan MashikoAir Force file photoRepublican 2016 Contenders Have Taken Positions on NSA Reform. Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/republican-2016-contenders-have-taken-positions-nsa-reform-where-does-hillary-clinton-stand/97571/The answer remains elusive, but the best clues are found in her Senate voting record.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 28 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/republican-2016-contenders-have-taken-positions-nsa-reform-where-does-hillary-clinton-stand/97571/DefenseJStone / Shutterstock.comEbola, the Ambassador and the Nursehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ebola-ambassador-and-nurse/97568/Samantha Power and Kaci Hickox show the diverging approaches to quarantine on the federal and state levels.Adam Chandler, The AtlanticTue, 28 Oct 2014 10:04:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ebola-ambassador-and-nurse/97568/DefenseAmerican ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to media in the city of Freetown , Sierra Leone, Monday,.Michael Duff/APLawmakers Urged to Reverse Planned Cuts to Some Travel Per Diems http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/lawmakers-urged-reverse-planned-cuts-some-travel-diems/97505/Defense civilians on long-term travel will receive less money for lodging beginning on Nov. 1.Kellie LunneyMon, 27 Oct 2014 15:10:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/lawmakers-urged-reverse-planned-cuts-some-travel-diems/97505/DefenseSenate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., was one recipient of a letter calling lower reimbursement rates "misguided and unfair."Flickr user Senate DemocratsDoes the VA Have a Women Veterans Problem?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/does-va-have-women-veterans-problem/97442/Both inside and outside of the department, there's one consensus: More work needs to be done.Jordain Carney, National JournalMon, 27 Oct 2014 10:54:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/does-va-have-women-veterans-problem/97442/DefenseWomen attend a veterans training summit in Washington. Robert Turtil/VA file photoA Glossary of Ebola Contact Typeshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/glossary-ebola-contact-types/97439/Centers for Disease Control campaigns to educate the public about how the virus can—and can’t—spread.Brian Browdie, QuartzMon, 27 Oct 2014 10:29:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/glossary-ebola-contact-types/97439/DefenseA sign in Monrovia, Liberia. Ben Monroe/CDC GlobalEbola Specialists Think Globally, Congress Thinks Domesticallyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ebola-specialists-think-globally-congress-thinks-domestically/97397/Obama’s new czar skips hearing as HHS preparedness chief defends progress.Charles S. ClarkFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:23:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ebola-specialists-think-globally-congress-thinks-domestically/97397/DefenseDr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, testifies at Friday's hearing. J. Scott Applewhite/APReport: Many of America's Ebola-Preparedness Supplies Have Expiredhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/report-many-americas-ebola-preparedness-supplies-have-expired/97349/Assessment raises concerns about the ability of DHS to protect personnel in the event of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.Sophie Novack, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:48 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/report-many-americas-ebola-preparedness-supplies-have-expired/97349/DefenseHealth care workers learn the proper protocols for personal protective equipment during a CDC Ebola training course. Dr. Nahid Bhadelia/CDCThe World's Wealthiest Terroristshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/worlds-wealthiest-terrorists/97325/ISIS has made at least $20 million in ransom this year and millions more in oil revenues, the Treasury Department said Thursday.Russell Berman, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/worlds-wealthiest-terrorists/97325/DefenseAP/Raqqa Media CenterDoctor in New York City Diagnosed With Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/doctor-new-york-city-diagnosed-ebola/97313/CDC has dispatched a rapid response team to New York.Russell Berman, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 23:11:33 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/doctor-new-york-city-diagnosed-ebola/97313/DefenseJohn Minchillo/APWhere Is the Investigation Into Financial Corruption at the NSA?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/where-investigation-financial-corruption-nsa/97292/Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/where-investigation-financial-corruption-nsa/97292/DefensePatrick Semansky/AP file photoThis Is What the 'Largest Ever U.S. Response to a Global Health Crisis' Looks Like http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/what-largest-ever-us-response-global-health-crisis-looks/97289/A guide to the who, what and how many of the federal government's fight against Ebola.Eric KatzThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:11:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/what-largest-ever-us-response-global-health-crisis-looks/97289/DefenseU.S. Navy Lt. Jose Garcia prepares samples for further analysis at a Naval Medical Research Center mobile laboratory at Bushrod Island, Liberia.Chief Petty Officer Jerrold Diederich/U.S. Army Africa