But service officials say they have no plans to seek a waiver of a law requiring that half of all repair work be done by federal employees.
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All personnel in Central Command and selected units in Pacific Command will be given anthrax and smallpox vaccinations.
The Pentagon and the military services haven’t analyzed gaps in skills among workers, GAO says.
House and Senate propose $35 million for Homeland Security Operations Center, matching Bush’s request.
Democrat investigates Defense Department’s agreement with subsidiary of firm indicted for role in California energy crisis.
Homeland Security officials say they would target response rather than shut down ports across the country.
A new series of independent assessments uncover serious personnel, financial management and security problems.
But legislation would elevate the CIO position to report directly to Secretary Tom Ridge.
Modernization of fleet necessary, but lawmakers will face tough budget, technology choices.