Annual appropriations measure again includes prohibition against private firms gaining cost advantage by offering reduced health benefits.
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Six senators write President Bush, arguing that a $7.5 billion cut in spending slated for next year would jeopardize weapons systems advances.
Homeland Security IG’s review of contract to hire screeners has been nearly complete for months.
Department chief says the 2001 law supports operations by ICE, CBP and the Secret Service.
New contract worth $512 million over seven years seeks to draw on experience of big corporate players.
Plum Island Animal Disease Center currently focuses on foot-and-mouth disease.
Reforms will cut bureaucratic red tape, bolster logistics systems, Michael Chertoff says.
Says new airline screening rules show DHS is not trying to "protect every single person against every risk at every moment at every place."
Cuts will leave most agencies’ research coffers flat, but are not as deep as some in science community had feared.
House version of authorization bill would expand healthcare system for National Guard and reserve troops, raise enlistment bonuses