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Report: Visitor-tracking program needs better management

US-VISIT effort lacks "rigorous, disciplined management," General Accounting Office concludes.

House presses for DHS management, procurement overhaul

House chairmen push for organizational change and plan to send a letter calling for a reduction in red tape in procurement processes.

Feds might pay National Guard homeland security costs

The fiscal 2005 defense authorization bill may include a provision that would allow governors to deploy the National Guard for state emergencies and bill the federal government.

Lawmakers question military, contractor training on war prisoners

House committee wants answers on involvement in Iraq inmate abuses.

Homeland Security official details distribution of security funds

Protecting borders and transportation systems command much of the department's budget.

Officials address business hurdles to security contracting

They include liability issues, intellectual property protection and the sharing of confidential company information with the government.

Energy Department moves to boost security at nuclear labs

Plan includes the possibility of federalizing security forces and creating a specialized unit to guard facilities.

Database firm rejects TSA's pre-screening approach

ChoicePoint CEO Derek Smith says the airline passenger pre-screening system in development is too much like the controversial Terrorism Information Awareness data-mining project.

DHS remains committed to contested passenger-screening program

Despite public outcry over recent data-sharing flaps, the government plans to issue a directive this summer requiring airlines to turn over passenger records.

Senate Defense bill likely to follow Bush plan

The bottom line will be close to the $401.7 billion the Bush administration requested, senators say.

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