US-VISIT effort lacks "rigorous, disciplined management," General Accounting Office concludes.
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House chairmen push for organizational change and plan to send a letter calling for a reduction in red tape in procurement processes.
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.
House committee wants answers on involvement in Iraq inmate abuses.
Protecting borders and transportation systems command much of the department's budget.
They include liability issues, intellectual property protection and the sharing of confidential company information with the government.
Plan includes the possibility of federalizing security forces and creating a specialized unit to guard facilities.
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.
Despite public outcry over recent data-sharing flaps, the government plans to issue a directive this summer requiring airlines to turn over passenger records.
The bottom line will be close to the $401.7 billion the Bush administration requested, senators say.