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Tom Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval War College

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered top-to-bottom changes for the nation's nuclear missile force. He wants to spend billions of dollars to fix problems with leadership, security and morale. The move comes after an exam-cheating scandal revealed numerous personnel problems among those entrusted with the country's 450 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. What's the future for this mission? Tom Nichols, a professor of national security affairs at Naval War College and a nuclear arms expert, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Tom Nichols , Naval War College , Chuck Hagel , nuclear missile force , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:48am EST
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Mark Testoni, President and CEO, SAP National Security Services

America's national security mission must adapt to the increasing complexity of threats. That means guarding against traditional risks and innovating to anticipate emerging ones. Technology can help, but it can be difficult to navigate the IT solutions amid shrinking budgets and a flood of data. Mark Testoni is president and CEO of SAP National Security Services. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with advice on improving the mission as well as the business of national security.

Tags: Mark Testoni , Tom Temin , SAP National Security Services , technology , cybersecurity

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:54pm EDT
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The terror attack in Boston

Heritage Foundation security expert James Carafano will discuss the terrorist bombings in Boston, and what the U.S. government can do to prevent future attacks.
April 19, 2013

Tags: workforce , terrorist attack , Boston bombings , James Carafano , Heritage Foundation , DHS , Veteran Nation , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , terrorism

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:57pm EDT
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Top 3 for 2013 - Rudy DeLeon on national security challenges

The Pentagon will deal with budget challenges in 2013, but those aren't the only issues DoD planners will face. Rudy deLeon, senior vice president for National Security & International Policy at the Center for American Progress and a former deputy secretary of defense, says the U.S. relationship with China will be a high-profile challenge for the Defense Department in 2013.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2013 , Rudy deLeon , DoD ,

Monday - 12/31/2012, 01:39pm EST
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House chairman: Leaks not likely from Pentagon

The House Armed Services Committee chairman, speaking after a secret briefing from top defense officials on Thursday, said he did not believe the Pentagon was responsible for recent national security leaks.

Tags: DoD , Buck McKeon , House , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Eric Holder , leaks , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 02:43pm EDT

EPA fixes security classification shortcomings

An inspector general report found the Environmental Protection Agency's national security information infrastructure needed improvement in light of a 2009 executive order. The report called for more comprehensive information security guidelines and better regulation of employees' security clearances.

Tags: EPA , security clearances , oversight , National Security Information

Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:28pm EDT

New polygraph question to deter intel leaks

New security measures, including a new polygraph question, will help avoid leaks from intelligence employees, announced James Clapper, director of National Intelligence. Lawyer John Mahoney analyzes the legal responsibilities between agencies and federal employees.

Tags: intelligence , James Clapper , Esther Carey , polygraph , security clearance , Federal Drive , leaks , management , oversight , John McCain

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 03:21pm EDT
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DoD releases updated declassification guidelines

The Defense Department has updated classification and declassification guidelines to help agencies determined what should be public knowledge, particularly when it comes to national security.

Tags: Ed Kaufhold , declassification , DoD , NARA , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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1988 Supreme Court case prevents security clearance challenges

A National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency budget analyst claims his security clearance was taken away because his Islamic wife was employed by an Islamic faith-based organization. So he sued NGA for ethnic discrimination.

Tags: Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , NGA , security clearance , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:09am EST
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