President Bush has suggested a military-enforced quarantine in the event of a pandemic, but the idea gives others pause.
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Pilots for CIA-run secret airline who flew clandestine missions in Southeast Asia had sought retirement benefits.
Joint resolution disapproving independent base-closing commission's final recommendations attracts support of only a handful of House members.
Solicitation for Integrated Wireless Network moves forward, but hurricane prompts review of requirements.
An independent commission has raised questions about the Pentagon's effort to transform the military into a more expeditionary force based in the United States.
U.S. Conference of Mayors also recommends "fixing" role of Federal Emergency Management Agency.
George Foresman currently serves as the Virginia governor's assistant for preparedness.
Democrats will have difficulty introducing provision on independent Katrina commission.
Agency needs larger staff, better communications capabilities, secretary says.
Role would be largely policy-oriented and advisory, observers say.