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DHS increases capacity to detain, deport illegal immigrants

Department expands expedited removal program to all border areas, and awards contract for emergency detention facilities.

Louisiana governor defends decision not to federalize Guard units

Mississippi governor says issue never came up because he made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to be in charge.

Homeland Security agency to focus on information-sharing plans

Draft of national infrastructure protection plan has generated about 7,000 comments, official says.

Bush pledges to eliminate 140 poor-performing programs

But president seeks expansion of Defense, Energy programs in State of Union address.

Homeland Security, GAO trade barbs on Katrina investigation

Congressional auditors cite leadership vacuum in response effort; DHS official calls their report “premature and unprofessional.”

Analysts say Defense spending will climb despite pressures

Military could continue to use supplemental spending dollars to pay for some routine bills that would ordinarily be included in the regular budget.

GAO: Defense lacks coordination needed for global information grid

Pentagon slated to spend about $34 billion over five years to develop grid.

Senate panel leaders slam FEMA's Katrina response

Bureaucracy prevented federal agencies from filling local requests for rafts, buses and high-water boats, key senator says.

President's Homeland Security picks get guarded reception

Secret Service, Customs and Border Protection nominees win praise from labor organizations--and some expressions of concern about building sound relationships with employees.

Senators seek assurances about pandemic flu protection

Second round of $7.1 billion funding request is likely to come after lawmakers are convinced that existing money is being put to good use.