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House panel approves DHS management changes

Members hold off on considering merger of ICE and CBP, stronger protections for homeland security whistleblowers.

Senator decries agency coordination in Iraq, Afghanistan

Key legislator requests report outlining plans to implement a presidential directive on management of interagency reconstruction, stabilization efforts.

Senator opposes steep hikes in Tricare fees, calls for study

Pentagon officials have proposed boost in one-time enrollment fees and recurring co-pays that would save about $735 million in fiscal 2007.

British demand better access to fighter jet program

The Pentagon recently decided to make a U.S. company the sole engine developer for the jet, a move feared to drive up costs and cause delays.

Defense business agency meets three-quarters of goals

Transformation agency officials say missed milestones were anticipated and will be addressed by the end of the fiscal year.

Panel approves bill establishing nuclear detection office within DHS

Office would coordinate with Defense, FBI, Energy Department and intelligence agencies on a global detection system.

Lawmakers urge government, industry to partner on emergency communications

Key senator also says government should establish identification standards for all communications officials.

Army overhaul prompts new approach to training

Training cycle has been compressed and exercises have grown more realistic, riskier.

Legislators prepare bill to thwart proposed Tricare fee hike

Measure would require Pentagon to seek congressional consent before adjusting healthcare fees.

Senators differ on plans for overhaul of foreign investment oversight

Broadest proposal would replace committee that approved controversial ports deal with body led by DHS.