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CIA nominee's hearing may focus on wiretapping

Privacy groups urge lawmakers to ask Michael Hayden tough questions.

Hurricane drills catch local officials by surprise

Emergency response officials in Georgia say they were kept out of loop for preparedness exercises to be undertaken this month.

Senate panel approves $517.7 billion defense bill

Committee overturns Pentagon plans for TRICARE fee hike, but unlike House, sticks to 2.2 percent pay raise requested by Bush.

Stakes high in battle between Rumsfeld, generals

Conflict represents worst breach in civilian-military relations in decades.

Bush accepts CIA chief’s resignation

Porter Goss’ tenure marked by conflict with career employees and controversy over leaks of classified information.

House panel OKs tougher steps to control weapons costs

Committee’s version of defense authorization bill also includes a 2.7 percent across-the-board pay raise for the military.

House committee rips lack of oversight in Katrina contracting

Agencies pledge to use better discretion, say more contingency deals have been awarded.

Key legislator eyes $6 billion shift to boost domestic programs

Money slated for fiscal 2007 defense and foreign aid increases would be moved to health, education and other areas.

House attempt at bill revamping FEMA stalls

Partisan squabble blamed for delay in legislation that would leapfrog Senate efforts to reconstruct the beleaguered agency.

Better oversight urged for program to privatize military housing

Defense also should update assessments of future housing needs, GAO says.