Pentagon officials have proposed boost in one-time enrollment fees and recurring co-pays that would save about $735 million in fiscal 2007.
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The Pentagon recently decided to make a U.S. company the sole engine developer for the jet, a move feared to drive up costs and cause delays.
Transformation agency officials say missed milestones were anticipated and will be addressed by the end of the fiscal year.
Office would coordinate with Defense, FBI, Energy Department and intelligence agencies on a global detection system.
Key senator also says government should establish identification standards for all communications officials.
Training cycle has been compressed and exercises have grown more realistic, riskier.
Measure would require Pentagon to seek congressional consent before adjusting healthcare fees.
Broadest proposal would replace committee that approved controversial ports deal with body led by DHS.
Legislation would provide about $800 million annually for maritime security and set new requirements for DHS.
Extra money would go toward upgrades for Army’s armored vehicle fleet.