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House votes to replace INS with two new agencies

The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to abolish the Immigration and Naturalization Service and replace it with two new agencies in the Justice Department.

Army renews effort to count contractors

In what amounts to a sweeping indictment of the downsizing strategy pursued by the Army in the 1990s, Army Secretary Thomas White has said contractor employees should not be off-limits to downsizing initiatives and has revived a controversial Army effort to count its contractor workforce.

Bush administration backs plan to break up INS

The Bush administration Wednesday changed course and offered support for House passage of a bill to restructure the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Plan to meet baggage screening deadline takes shape

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta on Wednesday announced that the government would rely more heavily on trace detection technology to meet a year-end deadline for screening checked baggage for explosives than previously planned.