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Civilian employees eligible for ‘hostile fire’ pay

Federal employees who were at the Pentagon and World Trade Center complex during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are eligible for a one-time payment of $150, under a provision approved by Congress last week.

Transportation sets hiring standards for new security force

The Transportation Department on Wednesday unveiled a list of minimum standards applicants for federal baggage screener positions must have.

Transportation officials pledge to meet screening deadline

The Transportation Department will meet a Jan. 18 deadline for screening all checked bags at the nation’s airports, the Bush administration’s nominee to head the new Transportation Security Administration told Congress Thursday.