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Armed Services panel chief retreats on proposal to limit women in combat

Agreement would require the Pentagon to give Congress 60-days notice before opening more combat roles to women.

FBI whistleblower mulls House race

Coleen Rowley is considering running as a Democrat for seat held by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.

Homeland Security appeals for personnel funding

Agency asks Congress to reverse House vote diverting funds from implementation of new system.

Homeland Security panel to broaden oversight agenda

Upcoming hearings will cover chemical plant security, port security, cargo inspections and agriculture terrorism.

Forward Observer: People, Not Paper

Nobody is looking into the faces of those serving in the military as they parse in bloodless reports and pork-driven congressional hearings the base closing recommendations of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Pentagon team.

TSA examines conflict of interest charges against contractor

Lockheed Martin comes under fire for training and testing federal airport screeners while competing to win their jobs.

Chairman removes health care provision from defense measure

Amendment would have opened the Tricare system to all National Guard members and reservists.

Pentagon appeals decision halting anthrax vaccinations

Defense Department argues that FDA studies show vaccine is safe and effective in combating all forms of anthrax.

House spending bill would bolster cybersecurity programs

Homeland Security appropriations measure boosts cybersecurity efforts at several DHS divisions.

House lawmakers direct funds away from DHS personnel system

Union commends move as bill awaits Senate action.

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