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House attempt at bill revamping FEMA stalls

Partisan squabble blamed for delay in legislation that would leapfrog Senate efforts to reconstruct the beleaguered agency.

Better oversight urged for program to privatize military housing

Defense also should update assessments of future housing needs, GAO says.

Comment on TSA frequent flier program spurs industry alarm

Program participants might not get the benefit of relaxed screenings, agency administrator says.

Senate adds $289 million in supplemental funding for avian flu

In setback to fiscal conservatives, vote added to the price tag of the still-growing emergency spending bill.

Legislators hone in on FBI weaknesses

Bureau critiqued on range of issues, including lack of progress on upgrading its technology infrastructure.

Panel OKs test program for 100 percent cargo scanning

Measure would require DHS to create test programs at three foreign ports within a year.

Senate close to approving supplemental funding bill

Bush has threatened to veto the legislation if the final version exceeds his $94.5 billion request.

Forward Observer: Bartlett's Not-So-Familiar Quotations

Maryland congressman seeks to prevent the Navy from pricing itself out of an adequately-sized fleet.

Unified mapping system slow to take hold

System could have helped emergency responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but was not used.

Decision to halt security clearance processing prompts outcry

OPM says funding problem that led Defense Security Service to stop forwarding applications will be cleared up in a few days.