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War supplemental boosts funding for homeland security agencies

Almost $1 billion in emergency funds would go toward hiring new border guards and criminal investigators, beefing up FBI operations and boosting the Coast Guard's fleet.

Lawmakers may seek to stall base closure process

Tactics could include using the fiscal 2006 defense authorization bill to repeal the section of law authorizing the current round of closures.

TSA criticized as private companies wait for airport screening contracts

GAO says screeners not getting required amount of training.

Base closure panel begins four-month deliberations

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to announce his recommendations next week.

Pentagon’s base closure list will be hard to challenge

Legal changes make it harder for independent commission to add bases to the hit list.

Pentagon renews opposition to chief management officer

Defense officials say new proposed new position will only add another layer of bureaucracy.

First responders push Congress to act on broadcast frequency issue

Lawmakers are squabbling over legislation to free up airwaves for police and firefighters.

Homeland Security chief seeks better liability protection for companies

Program created in 2002 has been dogged by complaints that application process is too onerous.

Study: Northeast, Midwest hit hard by previous base closings

Report by organization studying issues affecting the two regions argues they should be spared deep BRAC cuts this time.

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