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  • Former Pentagon analyst is named acting deputy secretary of Defense

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has named Christine H. Fox to be acting deputy Defense secretary, making the former chief of weapons cost analysis the most senior woman in Pentagon history.
  • Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress
    When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. At a cost of $35,000 per...

    Federal agencies compete to raise food for needy

    The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are at it again: waging their friendly summer battle to see which can raise the most food for the annual Feds Feed Families charitable drive. Agriculture...

    Pentagon's No. 2 official announces he'll step down

    WASHINGTON — Ashton Carter, the deputy Defense secretary, announced his resignation , saying “it is time for me to go” after a four-year stint at the Pentagon. Carter said in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had...