Bill includes full funding for a 3.5 percent pay increase for military service members.
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Move that would accelerate passage of measure allowing government to expedite approval procedures for bioterror countermeasures.
Plan issued in 2003 is flawed, but time isn't ripe to change it yet, says cybersecurity chief.
Pentagon's acting acquisition chief says measures could lead to higher costs, less capability, delayed programs.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., wants to cancel US-VISIT contract awarded to Bermuda-based Accenture.
Agency failing to control perimeters and secure areas at airports, GAO says.
If countries do not meet the deadline to install biometric passports that machines can read, visitors from those countries would have to obtain special visas.
Lawmakers expressed concern that some empty cargo containers are not being checked upon entry to U.S. ports.
The legislation also includes language to close loopholes allowing the Homeland Security Department to contract with off-shore companies.
Service chiefs agree to testify in hearings that could foreshadow which military bases will be closed.