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Government flunks annual audit, again

Accounting problems at the Pentagon muddy the overall financial picture for the ninth year.

Exercise months before Katrina showed gaps in response

Homeland Security inspector general finds lack of understanding of National Response Plan at all levels of government.

Judge orders U.S. to disclose rail-security documents

D.C. attorney general says order should require Bush administration to release secret rail plan for Washington.

State Department presses for Darfur peacekeeping funds

Funding for U.S. contribution to mission slated to run out at end of the month unless Congress acts.

Conferees keep Navy destroyer program at two shipyards

Navy has backed "winner-take-all" strategy that would force shipyards to compete for contract.

Group proposes bill to strengthen whistleblower protections

Coalition suggests legislation that would cover all federal workers and contractors and change how cases are adjudicated.

Report: FBI mishandled counterterrorism case

Findings raise concerns about bureau’s internal workings, treatment of whistleblowers.

Traditional communications systems reliable in disasters, panelists say

Problems with power supplies, infrastructure and training make emerging technologies less appealing for emergency responders.

Defense business modernization still a work in progress

Department has completely satisfied only one of six requirements in 2005 law, GAO says.

Groups differ on countering shoulder-fired missile threat

Airline industry representative, defense contractors square off over what government should do to protect commercial airplanes.