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Senator ends long floor speech blocking CIA pick

Kentucky senator ends lengthy speech blocking Obama's nominee to lead CIA

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 03:46am EST

McCain, Graham warn on CIA nominee vote

McCain, Graham say they want answers from Obama administration, oppose CIA chief until then

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:18am EST

Intel committee to vote next week on CIA nominee

Leaders of Senate Intelligence Committee say panel set to vote next week on Brennan nomination

Friday - 03/01/2013, 04:36am EST

Senate panel likely to vote this week on CIA pick

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she expects the panel to vote later this week on the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 08:10pm EST

Correction: Brennan-CIA story

Correction: Brennan-CIA story

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 07:19pm EST

Senator vows to delay Obama's nominees over Libya

Sen. Graham threatens to delay Obama's nominees for defense, CIA because of Libya attack

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:56pm EST

Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades calling it "the honor of my life."

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 10:08am EST

Lawmakers consider regulating drone strikes

CIA nominee Brennan defends drone strikes, says he doesn't know if waterboarding is effective

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:00pm EST

Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

CIA nominee Brennan defends drone strikes, says he doesn't know if waterboarding is effective

Friday - 02/08/2013, 04:04am EST

Brennan's CIA bid chance to strike back at critics

Brennan's second bid to lead CIA offers a chance to strike back at critics and defend drones

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 09:56pm EST

Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 08:12am EST

Ex-CIA man Kiriakou gets 2 1/2 years for leaks

A 14-year CIA veteran was sentenced to more than two years in prison Friday for leaking a covert officer's identity to a reporter.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 01:02pm EST

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 03:10pm EST

GOP senator threatens delay on CIA nomination

President Barack Obama's choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until the Obama administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 05:39pm EST

Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST

What federal applicants should know about polygraph tests

More and more Americans reported last year to having to submit to a polygraph examination in the quest of a coveted security clearance for federal employment or to keep a federal job. But unless you are like George Washington and you "cannot tell a lie" about cutting down the cherry tree, this controversial method could leave you rattled and unaware that you might have incriminated yourself during the process.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 03:31pm EST
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Declassification board 'agitates' for changes to document management

The Public Interest Declassification Board submitted 14 recommendations to President Barack Obama at the end of November. The suggestions cover everything from moving out of the three-tiered classification system to a two-tiered process to strengthening the National Archives and Records Administration's National Declassification Center to giving federal employees "safe harbor" protection if they adhere to a rigorous risk management process in how they perform their classification duties.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:30am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 7, 2012

Carmen Middleton talks about overcoming stereotypes at the CIA. Paul Wormeli of IBM talk about how new technology is improving communication between law enforcement agencies. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer offers tips for last minute Open Season choices.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:08pm EST

Obama may get chance to end Benghazi PR disaster

The White House could finally have its chance to close the books on its Benghazi public relations disaster, as key Republicans signal they might not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next secretary of state.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 07:23am EST
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