Homeland Security chief encourages ranking facilities based on risk levels.
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Emergency personnel should be trained to respond to non-traditional threats, Homeland Security chief says.
Tests will be conducted on more than 75,000 birds in 2006, Interior Secretary Gale Norton says.
With only 80 inspectors to validate cargo security plans for about 10,000 companies, agency is looking for extra support.
Officials view increase as sign that new confidentiality policies are working.
Warrantless eavesdropping involves analyzing far-reaching web of communications data.
Members hold off on considering merger of ICE and CBP, stronger protections for homeland security whistleblowers.
Key legislator requests report outlining plans to implement a presidential directive on management of interagency reconstruction, stabilization efforts.
Pentagon officials have proposed boost in one-time enrollment fees and recurring co-pays that would save about $735 million in fiscal 2007.
The Pentagon recently decided to make a U.S. company the sole engine developer for the jet, a move feared to drive up costs and cause delays.