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Philip Hammond tells MPs that while Treasury's 25% and 40% cuts call likely to be "aspirational", FCO must make "strategic" savings
UK’s representative to the UN Sir Mark Lyall-Grant will succeed Sir Kim Darroch as David Cameron’s national security adviser
Future Reserves 2020 moves from "Amber/Red" to "Red" rating in Major Projects Authority's latest assessment, but Ministry of Defence says scheme "on schedule to realise its benefits"
Permanent secretary Sir Simon Fraser tells CSW the FCO must have “a comparable offer” with other departments
Does the government’s National Cyber Security Programme have what it takes to face up to a threat that keeps on evolving? Tim Gibson examines this ambitious major project
National Audit Office finds £3.2bn training programme will "not be running at full capacity until 2019"
Security review calls for “comprehensive and comprehensible new law” to govern security agencies’ surveillance powers
Independent review into intelligence agencies' powers expected at 11am
Tom Karsten – a Royal Navy real admiral – is named as the new CEO of Cefas
SNP leader and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out party's plans to 'change the direction' of next government, as David Cameron pledges yearly Treasury and Cabinet Office review of impact of devolved decisions
Foreign Office announces that its permanent secretary Simon Fraser is to leave Whitehall at the end of July
Lord Kerslake tells the Financial Times pressure on other budgets could be made "more acute" by protection of defence spending
Four years on, has the Aerospace Growth Partnership given the aviation industry an uplift? Colin Marrs investigates
Report by MPs on the Defence Committee says UK must be prepared to deal with both 'unconventional and conventional threats'
Former environment secretary set to pressure government over Ministry of Defence budget, while defence secretary Michael Fallon says he will be 'fighting' against MoD cuts
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee warn commercial skills gap at Defence Equipment and Support will undermine MoD efforts to reduce costs if not addressed
With the defence budget becoming ever more contentious, the MoD’s permanent secretary Jon Thompson must continue to balance spending decisions with national security. It’s a tough job – but one he’s privileged to do, he tells Jess Bowie. Photos by Paul Heartfield
Former Royal Mail managing director Mark Thomson to become director general of Passport Office for three-year term
Former head of MI6 intelligence agency Sir Richard Dearlove says 'lack of trust' in politicians means new regulator needed
Advance sight of a Cabinet Office review into the civil service's LGBT record, another SNP-Whitehall fracas, and feverish Budget speculation make our regular round-up of Whitehall in the headlines
Legal framework around surveillance too complicated, says Intelligence and Security Committee
Northern Irish unionist party the DUP says 2% defence pledge a 'very clear' part of terms for coalition support
Intelligence and Security Committee publishes long-awaited findings of inquiry prompted by Edward Snowden leaks