Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked to US Helicopter Downing

July 24, 2015 12:20 PM Comments

A shooting incident last month that forced a U.S. border patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing near Laredo, Texas, was the work of Mexican drug traffickers, and analysts say the attack highlights growing narcotics trafficking across porous U.S. borders.

Army to Recruiters: Treat Armed Citizens As Security Threat

July 24, 2015 8:50 AM Comments

The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.

Congress Moves Agency By Agency To Cut Rights of Feds, Limit Their Pay, Facilitate Their Dismissal

July 24, 2015 8:45 AM Comments

Congress is moving to facilitate the firing of federal employees, cut their workplace rights and limit their pay.

Criminal Investigation Sought Over Clinton’s Use of Private Email

July 24, 2015 8:42 AM Comments

Two inspectors general are seeking a criminal inquiry by the Justice Department over whether potentially classified information was mishandled through Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account during her tenure as secretary of State.

VA Failing To Treat, Prevent Suicide Among Vets

July 24, 2015 8:37 AM Comments

The federal government doesn’t do enough for veterans at risk for suicide. That’s the conclusion of a recent Government Accountability Office audit of the veteran administration.

Underperforming Federal Employees Rarely Get Fired

July 24, 2015 8:36 AM Comments

The author says if we want our federal government to work better, we need to make the federal workforce work more like the private sector.

Harsh Truths From OPM Hack: More Monitoring is Coming

July 24, 2015 8:34 AM Comments

Just over a month after arguably the largest ever digital hack, U.S. security officials and computer specialists alike are still trying to figure out how someone was able to steal intimate information from the Office of Personnel Management on as many as 21 million people, including millions of federal employees with security clearances.

GOP Spending Chief: Beware Long Budget Stopgaps

July 24, 2015 8:29 AM Comments

House Republicans’ top appropriator has a message for GOP leaders weighing a stopgap funding bill: steer clear of a long-term continuing resolution.

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