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House panel releases details on defense spending bill

Bill includes full funding for a 3.5 percent pay increase for military service members.

House leaning toward adopting Senate version of Project Bioshield

Move that would accelerate passage of measure allowing government to expedite approval procedures for bioterror countermeasures.

Homeland Security has no plans to update cybersecurity strategy

Plan issued in 2003 is flawed, but time isn't ripe to change it yet, says cybersecurity chief.

'Buy American' provisions to be targets of Senate defense debate

Pentagon's acting acquisition chief says measures could lead to higher costs, less capability, delayed programs.

House member seeks to nix $10 billion border security contract

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., wants to cancel US-VISIT contract awarded to Bermuda-based Accenture.

Report: TSA not doing enough to secure airports

Agency failing to control perimeters and secure areas at airports, GAO says.

Administration seeks delay on visa waiver programs

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.

Coast Guard expects facilities, vessels to meet deadline

Lawmakers expressed concern that some empty cargo containers are not being checked upon entry to U.S. ports.

Panel approves measure killing $10 billion US VISIT contract

The legislation also includes language to close loopholes allowing the Homeland Security Department to contract with off-shore companies.

Pentagon relents in standoff over military construction bill

Service chiefs agree to testify in hearings that could foreshadow which military bases will be closed.