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Lawmakers back full funding for data-sharing center

House and Senate propose $35 million for Homeland Security Operations Center, matching Bush’s request.

Senator probes Pentagon energy contract

Democrat investigates Defense Department’s agreement with subsidiary of firm indicted for role in California energy crisis.

Critics question federal preparedness for attacks on ports

Homeland Security officials say they would target response rather than shut down ports across the country.

Iraq rebuilding efforts plagued by persistent failures

A new series of independent assessments uncover serious personnel, financial management and security problems.

Homeland Security CIO could see funding cut for technologies

But legislation would elevate the CIO position to report directly to Secretary Tom Ridge.

Congress urged to address aging Defense helicopters

Modernization of fleet necessary, but lawmakers will face tough budget, technology choices.

Federal, industry officials at odds over maritime security funding

Gaps in spending cited as deadline looms for ports and shippers to come into compliance with new security standards.

Appropriators recognize Pentagon tech needs

Spending bill committee report signals that lawmakers understand importance of technology.

State, local officials lukewarm on base-closing delay

Many say they’d just as soon get the process over with next year, and not delay it until 2007, as some lawmakers have suggested.