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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci speaks at the White House about the U.S. Government's response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci speaks at the White House about the U.S. Government's response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon to form ‘ready’ team

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

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Defense Furloughs Reduced

The Pentagon is moving to ease the pain of mandatory, unpaid furloughs that civilian employees have had to bear for a month because of budgetary pressures, cutting the number of days off from 11 to six, The Associated Press has learned.

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Pentagon’s Top Military Brass Could Face 20-Percent Cut

The Pentagon chief says his staff and that of his top brass will be trimmed by 20 percent in coming years.

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Pentagon Eyes Cuts in Danger Pay

The Associated Press has learned that the Pentagon is eyeing plans to eliminate danger pay for service members in up to 18 countries and five waterways around the world. That would save about $120 million each year while taking a bite out of troops' salaries.

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Furloughs Ahead For Pentagon Workers

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department.

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Pentagon to Extend Benefits to Gay Service Spouses

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will begin the process to extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible.

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Military Plans Would Put Women in Most Combat Jobs

Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon.

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Pentagon: Chinese Government Waging Cyberattacks

The Pentagon for the first time is officially accusing the Chinese government and military with conducting computer-based attacks against the U.S., including efforts to steal information from federal agencies.

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Pentagon: North Korea Moving Toward Nuclear Missile

The Pentagon says North Korea appears headed toward its announced goal, which is to be able to strike the U.S. with a nuclear-armed missile.

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Pentagon Looks to Cut Furlough Days

Defense officials say senior Pentagon leaders are taking a new look at sharply reducing the number of unpaid furlough days department civilians will have to take in the coming months, hoping to cut the current number of 14 by as much as half.

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