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DHS favors easing deadline on state security funds

Investigations found local communities had not received or spent the nearly $14 billion in federal funding allocated for counterterrorism activities.

Student visitor screening process improvements cut clearance time

State Department's Visa Mantis program reduces waiting time from 67 days in 2003 to 15 in 2004.

Los Alamos scientists develop new method to detect smuggled nukes

New approach has advantages over detectors now deployed at U.S. borders, which use either X-rays or gamma rays.

Critics say some military spending items don't belong in emergency bill

Spending requests detailed in 82-page document on the Pentagon's $74.9 billion portion of the supplemental request.

Former Boeing CFO might face prison in procurement scandal

Prosecutors argue alternatives to imprisonment would do little to deter "such illegal conduct in the future by companies and their senior management."

Unions ready to give new homeland security chief an earful

Union officials hope Michael Chertoff allows them to share their concerns about issues ranging from new personnel regulations to problems protecting the borders.

Sexual assaults continue among service members abroad

The Miles Foundation says it has received 307 reports from among members of the military.

Boeing CFO gets four-month jail sentence

Michael Sears also fined $250,000 for illegally negotiating a job for a top Air Force official at the nation’s second-largest defense contractor.

Homeland Security bureau needs extra $300 million to get through year

Outgoing deputy secretary opposes merging Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection bureaus.

Forward Observer: Lost at Sea

The debut of a biweekly column by veteran defense writer George C. Wilson.