McCain, appropriators in tangle over spending bill language.
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Budget watchers say appropriators freed up large sums of money by transferring programs from the traditional budget to the $50 billion wartime emergency account.
Pentagon would receive $70.4 billion for R&D; Bush proposed $69.4 billion.
Newly declassified study says intelligence agency managers failed to exercise quality control checks on analysis.
Gary Berntsen seeks to force agency to respond to suit over delays in pre-publication review of his book on operations in Afghanistan.
Rule allows department to go after fraudulent Katrina-related claims.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had proposed to break out cybersecurity division from department's information analysis and infrastructure protection organization.
Broader use of "expedited removal" authority would also present resource questions, congressional researchers find.
In tight budget environment, agency will look for ways to cut back.
Problem is not tracking influenza but getting critical information on outbreaks to doctors and local emergency responders.