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Ex-FEMA director: Restore agency's independence

In an interview, Michael Brown says disaster response agency gets “short shrift” next to the Homeland Security Department’s anti-terrorism activities.

Army seeks to restore $3 billion for tank upgrades

Wish list for funding beyond what is in the 2006 supplemental bill and 2007 budget request also includes $400 million to buy 1,145 Humvees.

Agencies may have trouble meeting ID card deadline, GAO says

Challenges include testing and acquisition of commercial cards and card readers within required timeframe.

GOP lawmaker vows to 'kill' Dubai deal

Two House Republicans present list of dangerous materials shipped or attempted to be shipped through Dubai.

State officials seek funds for emergency communications

Emergency response officials say DHS is not providing enough support to its SAFECOM program.

Navy fends off Hill pressure to accelerate sub purchases

Current plans call for the Navy to step up purchases to two submarines per year in 2012.

Air Force presses case for faster replacement of tankers

Agency could save $6.1 billion by retiring 114 of the oldest models in the next four years, officials said in congressional testimony.

Senators say Homeland Security budget proposal falls short

Additional money is needed for Coast Guard, first responder grants, lawmakers from both parties argue.

Lockheed, Boeing on collision course over cargo planes

Air Force leaders ask lawmakers to repeal provision prohibiting military from retiring older Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy aircraft.

Panel questions Homeland Security inspection of food

Agriculture, DHS inspectors general launch joint probe.