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Report cites increased risk of terrorist attack using chemicals

Congressional study outlines options for lawmakers, such as requiring chemical plant operators to have better protections.

Cost of Defense personnel reforms questioned

Unions say $158 million quoted cost is unrealistic.

Bush administration's TSA budget request faces steep cuts

House and Senate appropriators will meet in September to negotiate the final budget numbers before sending the bill to the president.

Homeland Security agency deploys ID tags in visitor forms

Forms for visitors will be embedded with tags containing a unique serial number linked to a database.

Connecticut lawmakers offer defense of New London base

Group tries to convince BRAC panel to leave submarine base intact.

DHS initiates programs to unify technology acquisitions

Programs would standardize shopping for IT services, commodities.

TSA revamping shoe-screening policy

Agency puts out call for new inspection devices, so travelers can go through checkpoints without taking off their shoes.

Ex-FBI translator takes case to Supreme Court

Favorable ruling on whistleblower case would challenge government secrecy rules and allow court case to proceed.

Assaults on Park Service officers increase

National Park Service officers were assaulted 111 times in 2004, resulting in 33 injuries.

Federal cargo inspection system found wanting

Senators say U.S. seaports remain vulnerable because DHS knows too little about contents of shipping containers.

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