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Democrats successfully push transportation security measures

Fight erupts over language providing incentives, grants to airports using private screening companies.

Senators fear budget may shortchange Navy shipbuilding

Lawmakers also ask Marine Corps whether the supplemental spending bills allot enough for overhauls of equipment damaged in Iraq.

Push to restore FEMA independence questioned

DHS inspector general cautions against simply "transferring the problem."

Senators critical of Energy Department’s nuclear weapons spending

Lawmakers express concerns about efficiency, signal they are considering a funding cut.

DHS official says next FEMA chief needs credentials

Emergency management experience could come from a variety of jobs, including law enforcement and firefighting, preparedness chief says.

New IT budget figures still show big boost for DHS

Homeland Security’s proposed technology budget for next year emphasizes border and transportation security programs.

New panel to begin in-depth review of military reserves

Preliminary report to be released in June will brief congressional committees on equipment shortages, troop strength and other issues.

Maritime security measure gathers bipartisan support

Bill would require $400 million to be reserved annually for port security grants, an approach that diverges from the one favored by DHS.

Homeland Security grapples with management vacancies

Several senior management positions are open, notably ones critical to disaster response and terrorism prevention.

Former White House staffer named to head DHS policy committee

The 28-year-old appointee may join list of inexperienced, but well-connected, homeland security picks.