Local first responders underestimated how long it takes to move huge amounts of money through the intergovernmental pipeline.
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Plans for the summer include restricting employees' leave, increasing staff and paying special attention to 25 key airports.
Emergency fiscal 2005 funds for Iraq and Afghanistan could total as much as $50 billion, and the Pentagon could have the flexibility to shift money between accounts.
Bill would direct the Pentagon to establish an independent panel to ensure the Air Force strikes a good deal.
Measure would restrict the Pentagon's ability to buy technology from foreign companies whose governments require U.S. firms to assist their defense industries as a condition of purchasing U.S. weapons.
A proposed delay in the next BRAC round would give states and their lobbyists two more years to fight for their bases.
Coast Guard officers could get the authority to carry firearms while at a waterfront facility, make arrests for felony offenses and seize property.
Agency needs to reallocate staff based on limit of 45,000 screeners set by Congress.