Measure would require Pentagon to first offer property to local communities before seeking private developers.
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More than 7,500 civil servants have assisted as volunteers, with offers to help still arriving.
Public has until Dec. 5 to submit comments.
House members express concern about limited amount of money for stockpiling federally recommended amounts of anti-viral treatments.
Michael Chertoff wants agency to remain within Homeland Security, not return to independent, Cabinet-level status.
Overruns and schedule delays in shipbuilding, aircraft and military space programs of particular concern to lawmakers.
By December, agency expects to have installed biohazard detection systems at 282 mail-processing facilities around the country.
Registered traveler program slated for June debut.
Initiative includes increased staffing, strengthened interior enforcement and greater investment in detection technology.
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking a high toll on equipment, GAO finds.