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Senate budget adviser sees DHS funding increase

Senior staffer says it's the "only budget in town that is going to continue to see growth."

DHS urged to finish analysis of visitor tracking system

Department needs to complete a strategic plan to indicate how the program fits with other border security initiatives, GAO says.

Report encourages Pentagon to focus more on homeland defense

Conventional weapons systems and missile defense system should be cut back, analysts say in a new study.

Lawmakers seek details on administration's spying

Key senator asks why Bush failed to offer all members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees a briefing on the warrantless eavesdropping program.

Ex-Clinton officials warn of declining military readiness

Report recommends enlarging the Army's active-duty force by 30,000 troops and creating 48 combat brigades -- six more than the service now plans.

Panelists say regional DHS offices would help disaster response

Participants in Heritage Foundation discussion differ on the role the private sector should play in a regional support system.

Funding shortfalls cited for setbacks in storm response drill

Key officials, including the FEMA director, the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans, failed to participate in the training exercise, senator says.

Report: Annual missile defense spending could double in seven years

Costs could reach $19 billion a year by 2013, the Congressional Budget Office says.

Cyber crime is growing more professional, officials say

Agencies are working together more closely to fight the problem but more cooperation is needed, acting chief of DHS’ cybersecurity division says.

Attorney General addresses critics of warrantless wiretaps

Alberto Gonzales says 1978 foreign intelligence surveillance law not intended as last word.