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Deputy Defense secretary warns of 'substantial' supplemental request

Paul Wolfowitz says amount of additional fiscal 2006 funding needed "would be a wild guess at this point."

Outgoing Homeland Security official cites need for better planning

DHS has done a good job of hashing out short-term policy matters, but long-term planning has lagged, says Assistant Secretary C. Stewart Verdery Jr.

War supplemental might target military life insurance sales

Move follows allegations that the Army failed to process hundreds of supplemental life insurance policies for activated Army personnel deployed to dangerous destinations abroad.

Homeland Security nominee vows to meet with unions

Michael Chertoff acknowledges “controversy and concern” about recently announced overhaul of the department’s personnel system.

House leaders seek to add military 'quality of life' panel

GOP leaders aim to place such issues at the forefront of the domestic appropriations agenda, ahead of education, health research and other social programs.

Group calls for increase in Army and Marine troop levels

Project for the New American Century seeks boost of at least 25,000 troops each year over the next several years, says administration has "unfortunately resisted" increases.

Nuclear agency withholds more than $5 million from Los Alamos operator

NNSA levies an historic fine on the University of California for mismanagement at nuclear laboratory.

ICE tightens oversight of air marshals

Supporters say special advisory board is needed to address issues that FAMS director has been unable to resolve.

House, Senate committee chiefs urge slow approach to personnel overhaul

Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Tom Davis want to review new personnel system before it is deployed governmentwide.