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Air Force chief vows crackdown on cost overruns

In tight budget environment, agency will look for ways to cut back.

Systems cannot combat flu pandemic, health officials say

Problem is not tracking influenza but getting critical information on outbreaks to doctors and local emergency responders.

Whistleblowers meet to share stories, plot strategies

Participants in three-day conference lend each other moral support.

In one Louisiana parish, flexibility trumps bureaucracy

The experience of Plaquemines Parish, La., after Katrina points to a new, more fluid way to organize relief operations.

Group uses Web to urge high-tech border fence

Conservative organization calls on Congress to build a state-of-the-art fence along the southern U.S. border to stop illegal immigration into the country.

House Democrats push Homeland Security reorganization bill

Proposed legislation keeps FEMA intact, recommends merging ICE and CBP.

Lawmakers demand details on Katrina spending

Fraud and mistakes in $60 billion worth of contracting "unacceptable," says House subcommittee chairman.

Panel approves Bush pick for Immigration, Customs bureau

Democrats had vowed to opposed Julie Myers' nomination, saying she was unqualified, but only two showed up for vote.

Senate clears Defense, Homeland Security spending bills

Chamber gives quick approval to $445.4 billion Pentagon bill and $30.8 billion Homeland Security measure.

Bid to stop funding for Defense Travel System derailed

Senate votes 65-32 to set aside a provision that would have blocked funding for the system.