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Bush details plan for more effective information sharing

Strategy addresses department chiefs’ authorities, addresses coordination among federal, state and local governments.

House chairman accepts anti-torture provisions of Defense bill

Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., had expressed concern that language agreed to by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the White House might hinder intelligence-gathering capabilities.

House bill sets up corporation for Katrina redevelopment

Measure also would direct the spending of $17 billion already appropriated for hurricane relief to rebuilding communities and providing temporary housing for evacuees.

House panel seeks Katrina records

Special committee on hurricane response subpoenas Pentagon, awaits more information from White House.

Government flunks annual audit, again

Accounting problems at the Pentagon muddy the overall financial picture for the ninth year.

Exercise months before Katrina showed gaps in response

Homeland Security inspector general finds lack of understanding of National Response Plan at all levels of government.

Judge orders U.S. to disclose rail-security documents

D.C. attorney general says order should require Bush administration to release secret rail plan for Washington.

State Department presses for Darfur peacekeeping funds

Funding for U.S. contribution to mission slated to run out at end of the month unless Congress acts.

Conferees keep Navy destroyer program at two shipyards

Navy has backed "winner-take-all" strategy that would force shipyards to compete for contract.

Group proposes bill to strengthen whistleblower protections

Coalition suggests legislation that would cover all federal workers and contractors and change how cases are adjudicated.