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Homeland Security agency beefs up force on northern border

While new immigration and customs facilities are coming to the border with Canada, officers continue to cover the National Capitol Region through temporary assignments.

Officials announce plan to share terrorism intelligence

The plan establishes a Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council to set national policies for information sharing and to monitor progress at the state and local levels.

GAO calls antiterrorism grant delays “natural”

Local first responders underestimated how long it takes to move huge amounts of money through the intergovernmental pipeline.

TSA rolls out plan for busy travel season

Plans for the summer include restricting employees' leave, increasing staff and paying special attention to 25 key airports.

Senate leader seeks to increase Pentagon's supplemental request

Emergency fiscal 2005 funds for Iraq and Afghanistan could total as much as $50 billion, and the Pentagon could have the flexibility to shift money between accounts.

Air Force tanker lease deal approved at lower price

Bill would direct the Pentagon to establish an independent panel to ensure the Air Force strikes a good deal.

Armed Services chair pushes new 'buy American' provision

Measure would restrict the Pentagon's ability to buy technology from foreign companies whose governments require U.S. firms to assist their defense industries as a condition of purchasing U.S. weapons.

Two-year base-closing delay could derail process

A proposed delay in the next BRAC round would give states and their lobbyists two more years to fight for their bases.