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DHS chief sees FEMA operating like a successful business

Michael Chertoff wants agency to remain within Homeland Security, not return to independent, Cabinet-level status.

Panel grills officials over soaring weapons systems costs

Overruns and schedule delays in shipbuilding, aircraft and military space programs of particular concern to lawmakers.

Installation of anthrax detectors at postal facilities nears end

By December, agency expects to have installed biohazard detection systems at 282 mail-processing facilities around the country.

TSA to ease security delays for frequent fliers nationwide

Registered traveler program slated for June debut.

Homeland Security unveils unified border control strategy

Initiative includes increased staffing, strengthened interior enforcement and greater investment in detection technology.

Report cites decline in condition of military equipment

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking a high toll on equipment, GAO finds.

Bush seeks funding for shipyards damaged by Katrina

Hurricane aid request includes $2 billion for ship repairs.

Lawmakers threaten subpoenas for Katrina-related documents

New e-mails shed light on ex-FEMA director Michael Brown’s actions after the hurricane hit--including a plea from his press secretary that he roll up his sleeves for the TV cameras.

Republicans grapple with spending cuts

White House unveils emergency request for $7 billion to gird against possible bird flu outbreak.

Shipbuilders hope new Navy chief will resist budget cuts

December 2004 document had recommended cutting aircraft carrier fleet and slashing purchases of DD(X) destroyer.

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