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Ridge unveils national terrorism response plan

New blueprint replaces a host of existing emergency plans, assigning responsibility to specific federal agencies for different types of incidents.

House homeland security panel expects to win cybersecurity turf battle

House aides on the Homeland Security Committee believe that they will get a referral for a recently introduced cybersecurity bill.

Analysts: Congressional pork might have hurt Defense spending

Pork projects may have robbed Army and Marines of resources to build up their stock of up-armored Humvees and other equipment.

House vote makes Homeland Security panel permanent

Change takes turf away from powerful committee chairmen, but critics say it falls short of 9/11 panel recomendations.

Former Air Force acquisition chief begins prison term

Darleen Druyun was sentenced in September to nine months in federal prison for violating conflict of interest laws.

Publicized intelligence briefing riles Homeland Security officials

Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., publicly announced an upcoming classified meeting to talk about security grant allocations.

Pentagon budget cuts might squeeze firms

Proposal to trim $30 billion from Cold War-era military platforms could have a big impact on large defense contractors.

House GOP creates permanent Homeland Security panel

But critics argue that the new committee lacks sufficient jurisdiction over Homeland Security operations.

Defense officials release set of sexual assault policies

New regulations create a militarywide definition of sexual assault and an Office of Victims’ Advocate.

Former Park Police chief applies for old job

Teresa Chambers, who was fired in July, insists she's "legitimately an applicant."