The House Foreign Affairs Committee is demanding that the Obama administration release details of its plans to build a $1 billion training facility for diplomatic security personnel. Committee chairman Ed Royce has issued a subpoena to the Office of Management and Budget to compel the release of documents detailing the cost effectiveness of the project. He argues that an existing training site operated by the Department of Homeland Security would be sufficient for current training needs.
All eight female soldiers in the first co-ed class of Army Ranger School flunked the first phase of the tough infantry course. The women, along with 101 male candidates who didn’t make the grade, will be able to repeat the course, called the Darby phase, Military.com reports.
The Obama administration is expected to formally announce a new cybersecurity agency Tuesday afternoon, following a string of high-profile cyber-attacks on U.S. companies. A senior administration official told Fox News the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), modeled on the National Counterterrorism Center, is part of “a comprehensive strategy” to tackle what it calls “one of the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces.”
When it comes to school lunches, the federal government is overstepping the limits of its authority, the Board of Education in Marietta, Georgia, has declared. At last week’s board meeting a resolution was passed expressing its displeasure with rules set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture governing the types of foods available in schools. While the rules are tied to subsidies for school lunch programs, they also cover the offerings in school vending machines, and the Marietta board says that’s going a bit — or a bite — too far.