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More Air Force contracts under scrutiny in procurement scandal

Eight additional Air Force deals worth about $3 billion will be scrutinized.

Senator offers alternative appropriations overhaul

If Senate followed House plan, Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, would end up losing her subcommittee chairmanship.

Administration restricts spending on passenger screening system

DHS still allowed to assign risk levels to passengers and prevent them from boarding planes while system is being tested.

Senator urges go-slow approach to personnel reform

Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, wants to see the results of efforts at Homeland Security and Defense before taking reform governmentwide.

Chertoff nomination stalls over Guantanamo Bay questions

Holdup over contentious FBI memo and debate on class-action overhaul measure pushes back Senate vote until next week.

Army seeks $12 billion annually for transformation

First installment will come as part of Bush administration's fiscal 2005 supplemental spending request to be delivered to lawmakers next week.

DHS personnel system attacked, lauded

Several officials tell Senate subcommittee that extensive training is needed if overhaul of system is to succeed.

Lawmakers support changes in homeland security grant formula

DHS plans to issue national preparedness guidelines at the end of March, which will govern new grant funding.