Armed Services Committee defeats measure to terminate base realignment and closure process.
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Bill would authorize funding to hire 2,000 more border agents and elevate role of cybersecurity chief at department.
On eve of trip to Europe, Chertoff calls for better collaboration to vet people and cargo.
Departmentwide review of organizations and operations will be used to develop internal "template and a strategy for going forward," says DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff.
Proposals for the management contract are due by July 19 and a decision will be issued by Dec. 1.
Panel members decline to deliberate on decisions about states with which they are associated.
Armed Services Committee eases limits passed by subcommittee last week, but requires the Pentagon to notify Congress when opening new positions to women.
American Federation of Government Employees proposes legislation that would prevent the privatization of passenger and baggage screening at airports.
Officials anticipate the centers will be larger and more technologically advanced than existing reserve and Guard installations.
International Association of Chiefs of Police says current anti-terrorism approach fails to incorporate the perspective of state and local law enforcement officials.