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Navy to send Congress 30-year shipbuilding plan

Assistant Navy Secretary John Young says the rate of building new destroyers would not support more than one shipyard at acceptable costs.

Seats on base-closing panel no guarantee of success for states

Commission members are supposed to be above politics, and questions regarding conflicts of interest have been raised against two Bush nominees.

Port discussion moves beyond containers

Critics say inland ports are neglected in homeland security planning.

DHS inspector general cites gaps in visitor tracking program

Multibillion-dollar border security system has checked only a fraction of foreigners against terrorist and criminal watch lists.

Homeland Security chairman to revive first responder grant bill

Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., would like funding to be based on risk and vulnerability.

FBI official, privacy advocate clash over PATRIOT Act

Critics say the law gives the government too much investigatory and surveillance powers.

Sexual assault victims in military will have some confidentiality

“Restricted reporting” is intended to encourage victims of sexual violence to come forward.

Report: Defense service contract oversight falls short

GAO suggests Pentagon might be overpaying contractors.

Los Alamos laboratory shutdown cost up to $367 million

Problems at the lab have led the Energy Department to seek bids from contractors interested in running the nuclear research facility.