An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the NROL-79 mission is launched at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite dubbed NROL-79 is described only as a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. (Matt Hartman via AP)

Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

California’s Vandenberg Air Force Basehas been renamed as a U.S. Space Force Base

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This federal executive spends her days looking after the welfare of four presidents

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A big appetite for armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

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Pulling troops from Afghanistan is easy — everything else, not so much

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USPS fills leadership ranks with new deputy postmaster general, 2 board members

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Disability claims backlog will get worse before it gets better, VA warns

The Veterans Benefits Administration said it can recover its disability claims backlog relatively quickly, but Congress is concerned the agency is relying…

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Building herd immunity into government cybersecurity

If the past year taught us anything, it’s that we still have a lot of work to do in regard to shoring up our government’s cybersecurity.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks as Karen Gibson, the new Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, listens outside Schumer's office, Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

New Senate sergeant at arms describes long-term security issues following Jan. 6

For one view of what’s ahead, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the new Senate Sergeant at Arms Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson.

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