House member suggests another base-closure round as one way of remedying the problem.
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Revamp, designed to encourage speedier purchases of such systems, will be announced within the next month.
Agency supports deal publicly, but said to have set up barriers to make the submarines economically unattractive to Taiwan.
The acquisition of new boats is a key piece of a $24 billion modernization project known as Deepwater.
Technology is essential to the United States retaining an edge on the battlefield, witnesses at House hearing say.
R. David Paulison has been interim head of the agency since Michael Brown resigned after severe criticism of the Hurricane Katrina response.
Agency plans to build its fleet by more than 30 ships over the next three decades.
Customs and Border Protection bureau lacks evidence that program targeting high-risk containers is effective, GAO says.
The Army and the Air Force could come up short billions of dollars by the 2011 cutoff for carrying out BRAC recommendations.
Agency is working on a program to train screeners in behavior recognition techniques.