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House Defense spending bill boosts R&D funds

Measure makes several adjustments to major procurement programs and fully funds president's request for a 3.1 percent pay raise for military personnel.

Pentagon IG: Defense official could face criminal charges

Report identifies several former Pentagon leaders as central to the tanker deal, as well as current acquisition chief, Michael Wynne.

Ex-federal officials question pace of FBI reforms

Members of last year's 9/11 commission, reviewing progress on recommendations, will weigh whether agency should be disbanded.

Pentagon misses deadline for releasing base-closing data

Sens. Collins and Lieberman continue to press for the information.

Zippo fires up effort to ease TSA restrictions on lighters

Having won a battle to allow unfilled lighters on airplanes, company lobbies TSA to let passengers travel with filled lighters in checked bags.

FBI, Santa Fe police probe attack on Los Alamos employee

The employee, Tommy Hook, had alleged financial improprieties at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Union criticizes punishment of Border Patrol agents

National Border Patrol Council denounces the punishment given to agents who allegedly received money from landlords while stationed along the border.

Bush directive clarifies information sharing responsibility

Move is intended to resolve ambiguities in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.

Defense ends conversations with unions over personnel system

Union leaders say meetings accomplished little, if anything.

TSA starts background checks on all hazardous materials truckers

New rule, affecting about 2.7 million truckers, is final phase of Hazmat Threat Assessment Program.