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Homeland Security mulls cyber czar nomination

Department has yet to nominate candidate for the job.

House taps Navy fund for urinal study

Move illustrates growing tendency to tack earmarks onto operations budgets.

Senators blast TSA over rail security efforts

Agency has no clear priorities for protecting rails and has not completed a risk assessment, senators and a GAO representative say at Commerce Committee hearing.

Panel criticizes FEMA's handling of flood insurance program

Agency accused of failing to implement program overhaul enacted nearly 16 months ago.

Military's looming cash shortage spurs talks on spending bill

Funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan might be depleted by mid-November.

Senate panel backs bill to create biodefense agency

New organization would act “as the single point of authority” for research and development of medical countermeasures against bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks.

DHS chief describes confusion in Katrina response

Federal effort was plagued by communications gaps, Michael Chertoff tells lawmakers.

House panel to probe federal medical response capacity

Committee interested in what responses to Katrina and Rita say about ability to handle terrorist attack.

9/11 commissioners at odds with former backers

Members of panel disagree with key senators on proposal to change formula for first-responder grants.

Chertoff calls for the end of 'catch and release'

Homeland Security secretary says 1,500 Border Patrol agents are being hired to beef up enforcement.