U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul today on his first international trip, a week after becoming the top Pentagon official, to prepare for what he called a “responsible transition” in the Afghan war.
While President Barack Obama has spent weeks warning of the dark consequences of across-the-board budget cuts, there’s one area of government where his staff has failed to calculate their impact: the White House itself.
The Department of Homeland Security will delay an intrusion detection program to protect U.S. government computers from cyber-attacks and has canceled cybersecurity exercises, Secretary Janet Napolitano said today.
A month after President Barack Obama issued an executive order on strengthening U.S. cybersecurity, companies want Congress to provide incentives for joining the federal push for sturdier computer defenses.
Senate Democrats are pressing for a vote on John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director as soon as today, a day after the Obama administration shored up support by letting lawmakers see legal opinions justifying drone strikes against U.S. citizens suspected of al-Qaeda ties.
Customs inspectors trimmed working hours at the nation’s second-busiest container port and lines more than doubled at some of the largest airports as U.S. spending cuts began slowing transportation links.