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Rachel Oswald

Rachel Oswald

Rachel Oswald is a reporter for Global Security Newswire, where she covers a wide range of defense issues, including North Korea and missile defense. Prior to joining GSN in 2009, Rachel covered Georgia politics and local government for more than two years at The Covington News, where she won four Georgia Press Association awards for investigative journalism and business reporting. In 2013, she traveled to Kazakhstan as an International Reporting Project fellow where she reported on nonproliferation issues. She is a graduate of the George Washington University, where she majored in Middle Eastern Studies.
Rachel Oswald is a reporter for Global Security Newswire, where she covers a wide range of defense issues, including North Korea and missile defense. Prior to joining GSN in 2009, Rachel covered Georgia politics and local government for more than two years at The Covington News, where she won four Georgia Press Association awards for investigative journalism and business reporting. In 2013, she traveled to Kazakhstan as an International Reporting Project fellow where she reported on nonproliferation issues. She is a graduate of the George Washington University, where she majored in Middle Eastern Studies.
Defense

Air Force Defends Shielding Nuclear Force from Service Cutbacks

Deborah Lee James said it was necessary to have "full manning in our nuclear positions."

Defense

Senate Confirms Creedon for NNSA No. 2 Position

Creedon most recently served as assistant secretary of Defense for global strategic affairs.

Defense

Los Alamos Gets 'Inadequate' Safety Rating from Energy Dept.

Facility had 38 nuclear criticality safety infractions in the last fiscal year and received an overall performance rating of "does not meet expectations."

Defense

Global Strike Command Adds New Job Type to Address Missileer Woes

Assistant director will be a middle-management position charged with supporting command leadership in its efforts to direct junior nuclear personnel.

Management

Federal Grants Bring New Cash to Local Emergency-Response Efforts

HHS announces $840 million in fiscal 2014 grants to state and community public-health programs.

Defense

Audit Questions Savings in Pentagon Plan to Cut Strategic Command, Other Senior Staff

Plan would exclude from consideration a lot of positions that could be cut, GAO finds.

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Tech

Pentagon Funds Development of New Tech for Detecting 'Dirty Bombs'

Most current detection systems rely on helium 3, which is rare.

Management

Air Force Wants to Boost Global Strike Command's Clout

Move comes in response to a series of ethics lapses in the nuclear sector.

Management

Nuke Agency Rejects Mandate to Provide Cost-Savings Details

Agency's spending decisions are under the microscope in light of a broader congressional atmosphere of budget-tightening and because of past cost overruns.

Defense

A Pass-Fail Exam Is All That Stands Between Air Force Officers and Nuclear Missile Codes

Change comes in the wake of a high-profile cheating scandal that revealed a de facto expectation that perfect test scores were needed for advancement.

Oversight

Obama Says GOP Playing 'Political Games' on Benghazi Attacks

Republicans say Obama didn't send military backup when it was requested.

Management

North Korea Situation Said to Require Careful Diplomacy

Regional experts say U.S. needs to move beyond show of military might.

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Defense

New State Dept. office to help organize sanctions efforts

Office will be led by Ambassador Dan Fried, who formerly directed efforts to shutter the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Defense

Agency awards grant for developing nuclear security expertise

The $25 million award will primarily aid graduate students and researchers working on nuclear nonproliferation and security.