But members of information-sharing councils cite worsening relations between industry and Homeland Security Department.
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Investigations found local communities had not received or spent the nearly $14 billion in federal funding allocated for counterterrorism activities.
State Department's Visa Mantis program reduces waiting time from 67 days in 2003 to 15 in 2004.
New approach has advantages over detectors now deployed at U.S. borders, which use either X-rays or gamma rays.
Spending requests detailed in 82-page document on the Pentagon's $74.9 billion portion of the supplemental request.
Prosecutors argue alternatives to imprisonment would do little to deter "such illegal conduct in the future by companies and their senior management."
Union officials hope Michael Chertoff allows them to share their concerns about issues ranging from new personnel regulations to problems protecting the borders.
The Miles Foundation says it has received 307 reports from among members of the military.
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.
Outgoing deputy secretary opposes merging Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection bureaus.