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Base-closing foes focus on Congress as panel prepares list

Lawmakers and an army of hired guns mount a final campaign to reverse the Pentagon's recommended closures.

Legal battle erupts over organizing airport screeners

National Labor Relations Board evaluates whether privately employed airport screeners have collective bargaining rights.

Chambers split over money to digitize visitor records

Citizenship and Immigration Services has been plagued by technical problems in processing enormous amounts of data and paperwork.

TSA ready for private screening, but airports aren't biting

Fate of federal screeners in limbo as TSA, airports evaluate options to hire private contractors.

Logistics operations at the Pentagon still need work, GAO says

While progress has been made, logistics problems could hamper the Defense Department's efforts in future conflicts, auditors found.

Senators urge conferees to adopt risk-based responder formula

Lawmakers from "higher-risk" urban areas want more first responder dollars.

Alaskans sue security agency to stop data dump

Passengers seek to keep TSA from destroying personal information it collected in order to test screening system.

Probes into Justice Department civil rights abuse drop sharply

Inspector general's office says reduction was largely due to filtering of repeat complaints from people who had previously filed complaints deemed unworthy of investigation.

Texas makes pitch to gain naval air base

Florida officials are also vying for the jet base.

Projected savings of closing New London base overestimated

Pentagon low-balled the costs of construction and relocation, GAO found.