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Research funds headed for small, but noticeable, cuts

Cuts will leave most agencies’ research coffers flat, but are not as deep as some in science community had feared.

Defense measure includes language on military benefits

House version of authorization bill would expand healthcare system for National Guard and reserve troops, raise enlistment bonuses

Spending bill spares major weapons programs from big cuts

With support of key Senator, negotiators allot Navy’s next-generation destroyer program the full $1.8 billion requested

TSA solicits feedback on plans for frequent flier program

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking industry and public input on its proposal to begin an airline passenger verification program.

Bush details plan for more effective information sharing

Strategy addresses department chiefs’ authorities, addresses coordination among federal, state and local governments.

House chairman accepts anti-torture provisions of Defense bill

Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., had expressed concern that language agreed to by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the White House might hinder intelligence-gathering capabilities.

House bill sets up corporation for Katrina redevelopment

Measure also would direct the spending of $17 billion already appropriated for hurricane relief to rebuilding communities and providing temporary housing for evacuees.

House panel seeks Katrina records

Special committee on hurricane response subpoenas Pentagon, awaits more information from White House.

Government flunks annual audit, again

Accounting problems at the Pentagon muddy the overall financial picture for the ninth year.

Exercise months before Katrina showed gaps in response

Homeland Security inspector general finds lack of understanding of National Response Plan at all levels of government.