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Administration to expand foreign language program

Defense, Education and State departments, along with the national intelligence director, to develop plan to expand foreign-language learning efforts.

Nuclear detection office starts new round of domestic tests

Studies will examine performance of portable devices in detecting radiation sources.

Vaccine treatment centers for military personnel partially funded

Lawmakers granted $3 million of $6 million requested for the healthcare facilities, leaving the military services to make up the difference.

Pentagon in for a fight over expected National Guard cuts

Senior Defense official says Army will recommend reducing the Guard’s end-strength by 17,000 for fiscal 2007.

DHS seeks to outsource identification system

Plans could prompt criticism from privacy rights advocates and some lawmakers.

GAO: Army system for tracking repair shipments substandard

Poor inventory controls place shipped items at risk of loss or theft, report says.

Appointment dampens hopes for merger of DHS bureaus

With top Immigration and Customs Enforcement position filled, opportune time for merger has passed, observers say.

Senate homeland security leaders sketch 2006 agenda

Committee may recommend legislation to reorganize the Federal Emergency Management Agenda.

New biometrics group focuses on frequent fliers

Group will advise the government on credentialing programs, including the registered traveler system.

ICE cited for improper award of small business set-aside contract

Use of a large subcontractor made company ineligible for detention officer and transportation services work, GAO says.