Congressional auditors cite leadership vacuum in response effort; DHS official calls their report “premature and unprofessional.”
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Military could continue to use supplemental spending dollars to pay for some routine bills that would ordinarily be included in the regular budget.
Pentagon slated to spend about $34 billion over five years to develop grid.
Bureaucracy prevented federal agencies from filling local requests for rafts, buses and high-water boats, key senator says.
Secret Service, Customs and Border Protection nominees win praise from labor organizations--and some expressions of concern about building sound relationships with employees.
Second round of $7.1 billion funding request is likely to come after lawmakers are convinced that existing money is being put to good use.
Senate bill making it easier for rural areas to capture grants is unacceptable, leader of House committee says.
Homeland Security officials announce an acquisition strategy for first phase of the Secure Border Initiative.
Army argues it must make changes to pay for technology modernization programs, equipment.
President cites fiscal, operational concerns in opposing measure.