The recommendation would involve closing 21 Defense Finance and Accounting Service facilities.
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At issue is provision in fiscal 2006 Homeland Security spending bill not to fund President Bush's proposal to create a new office for coordinating screening efforts.
Nearly 67,000 civilian jobs are slated to move to new locations.
Management challenges include defining priorities, improving coordination and effectively using resources.
Base-closing recommendations due Friday will reflect review of overseas troop levels and decision to move operations from leased space to government-owned facilities.
Army will not bring criminal charges against Col. Thomas Pappas for his role in the Abu Ghraib scandal.
Bill is nearly $1 billion above President Bush's budget request.
Proposed legislation would also allow illegal immigrants to apply for work visas.
Appropriations committee withholds more than $700 million, saying DHS ignored congressional requests for information about its programs.
Proposals include establishing a centralized policy shop and creating a new agency for preparedness.