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Talks begin on next round of supplemental defense spending

As Senate passes fiscal 2005 supplemental, House appropriators already begin to discuss adding funds for war costs not covered in fiscal 2006 appropriations.

House Armed Services chair will not push increase in troop size

In light of recruiting difficulties, using Defense authorization bill to require boost in troop levels would be "hollow increase," says Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Report reveals anxiety over new DHS personnel system

Union officials say the results are troubling, but agency officials say analysis is informative and helpful.

DHS urged to address Hill threat to cut funds for key programs

Former deputy secretary says House committee chairman's effort to punish the agency for not being responsive to lawmakers' requests for information should be taken seriously.

Former Homeland Security team resisted raising alert levels

Ex-DHS Secretary Tom Ridge says his leadership team favored sharing information rather than raising the country's color-coded alert system.

Study urges Pentagon cuts as authorization work begins

Organizations recommend shifting $40.5 billion to Homeland Security Department budget.

Authorizers look to shield shipbuilding programs

To pay for them, Army's Future Combat Systems program, missile defense, and several communications programs might be targeted for reductions.

New intelligence director shakes up hierarchy

Memo from John Negroponte instructs CIA officials to report to him on certain intelligence matters.

Los Alamos director steps down

Pete Nanos leaves the prestigious laboratory after two years of scandal and discord.

Reports of sexual assaults rise in the military

Defense Department officials expect more victims to come forward because of new confidentiality policies.