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Senators seek assurances about pandemic flu protection

Second round of $7.1 billion funding request is likely to come after lawmakers are convinced that existing money is being put to good use.

Chairman of Homeland Security panel advocates risk-based funding strategy

Senate bill making it easier for rural areas to capture grants is unacceptable, leader of House committee says.

DHS asks industry to help secure borders

Homeland Security officials announce an acquisition strategy for first phase of the Secure Border Initiative.

Army seeks to counter mounting opposition to reserve cuts

Army argues it must make changes to pay for technology modernization programs, equipment.

Outlook uncertain for bill creating Katrina recovery organization

President cites fiscal, operational concerns in opposing measure.

Study sees no need to replace Air Force tankers

Report contradicts longstanding Air Force claims that aircraft were aging and in disrepair.

Mayors vent over changes in homeland security grants

Local officials encourage DHS to clearly outline the administration’s priorities for grant money so cities are in a stronger position to compete.

Senators prepare to put Pentagon on notice over Guard cuts

Congress is increasingly wary of efforts to downsize state-run units.

Senate budget adviser sees DHS funding increase

Senior staffer says it's the "only budget in town that is going to continue to see growth."

DHS urged to finish analysis of visitor tracking system

Department needs to complete a strategic plan to indicate how the program fits with other border security initiatives, GAO says.