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Senate Defense bill likely to follow Bush plan

The bottom line will be close to the $401.7 billion the Bush administration requested, senators say.

Air Force tanker controversy prompts changes, probes

Pentagon officials are mulling a decision about whether to proceed with the $23.5 billion plan to acquire 100 Boeing 767 refueling tankers.

Agencies set security plan for high-profile events

An interagency working group grapples with how to handle events ranging from the dedication of the World War II memorial to the national political conventions.

Administration to request $25 billion military supplemental

GOP leaders predict strong support for a stopgap spending measure to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military unlikely to win environmental exemption

A House subcommittee chairman says he has no plans to move a measure exempting Defense agencies from environmental laws this year.

House panel votes for two-year delay of base closings

One lawmaker warns, however, that pushing back the schedule could result in a more aggressive round of closures.

Lawmakers lash out at security clearance backlog

House lawmakers demand action to reduce backlog of 188,000 contractor clearance requests at the Pentagon.

House weighs homeland security management shakeup

House lawmakers question the Homeland Security Department’s deputy secretary on everything from management challenges to a lack of communication.

Following the money on Iraq, homeland security not easy

The Bush administration has a great deal of discretion in spending war funds, and "homeland security" remains ill-defined.