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After Katrina, Justice weighs changes to wireless communications upgrade

Solicitation for Integrated Wireless Network moves forward, but hurricane prompts review of requirements.

Concerns linger about plan to bring overseas-based troops home

An independent commission has raised questions about the Pentagon's effort to transform the military into a more expeditionary force based in the United States.

Mayors' group urges bigger military role in emergency response

U.S. Conference of Mayors also recommends "fixing" role of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Bush to name first DHS preparedness chief

George Foresman currently serves as the Virginia governor's assistant for preparedness.

Defense authorization bill back on track

Democrats will have difficulty introducing provision on independent Katrina commission.

Homeland Security chief plans to retool FEMA

Agency needs larger staff, better communications capabilities, secretary says.

Federal government’s role in bird-flu response limited

Role would be largely policy-oriented and advisory, observers say.

White House says Katrina inquiry helps with latest storm

Preliminary findings being implemented in preparation for Wilma.

Homeland Security mulls cyber czar nomination

Department has yet to nominate candidate for the job.

House taps Navy fund for urinal study

Move illustrates growing tendency to tack earmarks onto operations budgets.