Chair of appropriations subcommittee accuses agency’s director of submitting an unrealistic budget plan.
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Officials say Air Force will enter a more transparent agreement with aircraft maker Lockheed Martin by the end of the year.
Democrats call for removal of FEMA from Homeland Security, but DHS secretary resists calls for restructuring.
Defense secretary also stands by his decision to stop production of C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes in 2008.
Implementation of security plans and privacy impact assessments are among neglected suggestions, GAO says.
Chertoff admits preparations before the storm were inadequate and says he got conflicting information about damage from the hurricane.
Key issues include lack of equipment standards, inadequate funding and turf wars among federal, state and local officials.
Plan to cut number of planned combat brigades by nearly 10 percent while continuing heavy deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan met with skepticism came from both sides of the aisle.
Agreement changes existing cargo plane contract to make it more transparent, requiring the military to report cost and price information.
Lawmakers call for new legislation to protect employees and contractors not covered under a 1989 act.