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McCain rebukes Pentagon for emergency funding requests

Annual practice of submitting supplemental requests is "unacceptable and it's got to stop," senator tells Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

DHS budget emphasizes immigration reform, border security

Fiscal 2007 request also includes increases for efforts to detect weapons of mass destruction.

Defense budget continues to climb

Technology transformation programs fare well, while some poor-performing or low priority items are recommended for reductions.

Pentagon to seek $70B more to cover rising cost of war

Request brings projected cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to $120 billion this fiscal year.

DHS to end 'catch and release' of illegal aliens in October

Program manager for Secure Border Initiative says top goal is developing a strategy to detain, deport all illegal immigrants.

Energy's radiation-detection center to respond to DHS needs, chief says

Oak Ridge National Laboratory unit will work to make new technology quickly deployable by agencies such as Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

Pentagon review calls for more joint service operations

Document does not recommend canceling or otherwise altering many pricey conventional weapons systems in the works.

Top Pentagon officials preview results of major defense review

Document to be released next week will, among other things, attempt to streamline the Defense Department’s acquisition processes.

DHS increases capacity to detain, deport illegal immigrants

Department expands expedited removal program to all border areas, and awards contract for emergency detention facilities.

Louisiana governor defends decision not to federalize Guard units

Mississippi governor says issue never came up because he made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to be in charge.