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Auditors chide coordination of threat reduction programs

GAO report says five departments lack integrated strategy against nuclear, chemical and bioweapons threats.

Report outlines options for protecting planes from laser weapons

Congressional Research Service says aircraft downing by laser is ‘highly unlikely.’

Defense budget cuts compel military transformation

Amidst a protracted guerrilla campaign in Iraq and ballooning budget deficits, it seems that, like it or not, the services are about to see the light of transformation.

Resignations leave void in top Homeland Security management ranks

An exodus of senior managers raises concerns that critical projects will be delayed and institutional knowledge lost.

Boeing critic under consideration for top acquisition post

Ken Krieg is considered a key adviser in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's inner circle.

Bush administration plan to reform civil service draws union ire

The General Schedule overhaul is part of the president's fiscal 2006 budget proposal due to be released on Feb. 7.

Former FBI officials decry bureau management

Whistleblowers say bureau is plagued with mismanagement that hampers national security and counterterrorism investigations.

DHS personnel system unveiled

Unions to file lawsuit asking court to halt implementation of the new system.