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Letter to agency chief comes days after blistering IG report reveals waste and abuse.
State Department considers added security measures to ensure privacy of computerized tags it plans to place on all U.S. passports.
New agents are scheduled to be deployed to region, but will take up to two years to be fully trained.
Challenges remain before DHS becomes efficient and effective, auditors report.
Measure is significantly different than House bill and Bush administration request.
Kenneth Krieg promises to work with Congress to reduce acquisition cycle times, control costs and breathe new life into the defense industry.