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Audit of controversial TSA contract due out next month

Homeland Security IG’s review of contract to hire screeners has been nearly complete for months.

Homeland Security officials back Patriot Act reauthorization

Department chief says the 2001 law supports operations by ICE, CBP and the Secret Service.

University of California keeps contract to manage Los Alamos

New contract worth $512 million over seven years seeks to draw on experience of big corporate players.

DHS urged to re-expand research at animal disease facility

Plum Island Animal Disease Center currently focuses on foot-and-mouth disease.

DHS chief: Major changes to FEMA coming soon

Reforms will cut bureaucratic red tape, bolster logistics systems, Michael Chertoff says.

Chertoff touts risk management approach

Says new airline screening rules show DHS is not trying to "protect every single person against every risk at every moment at every place."

Research funds headed for small, but noticeable, cuts

Cuts will leave most agencies’ research coffers flat, but are not as deep as some in science community had feared.

Defense measure includes language on military benefits

House version of authorization bill would expand healthcare system for National Guard and reserve troops, raise enlistment bonuses

Spending bill spares major weapons programs from big cuts

With support of key Senator, negotiators allot Navy’s next-generation destroyer program the full $1.8 billion requested

TSA solicits feedback on plans for frequent flier program

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking industry and public input on its proposal to begin an airline passenger verification program.