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Katrina oversight proposals compete for Congress' attention

Move to establish central board to oversee recovery efforts appears to be on back burner.

Senators may review military's domestic role

Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., will decide later this fall how to proceed with a congressional review of 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.

Senators spar over changes to future combat system

McCain, appropriators in tangle over spending bill language.

Emergency spending gives senators flexibility on Defense

Budget watchers say appropriators freed up large sums of money by transferring programs from the traditional budget to the $50 billion wartime emergency account.

Senate backs more Defense R&D than Bush sought

Pentagon would receive $70.4 billion for R&D; Bush proposed $69.4 billion.

CIA report offers fresh critiques of Iraq intelligence

Newly declassified study says intelligence agency managers failed to exercise quality control checks on analysis.

Ex-CIA officer heads to court for second time over proposed book

Gary Berntsen seeks to force agency to respond to suit over delays in pre-publication review of his book on operations in Afghanistan.

Homeland Security sets uniform policy on prosecuting fraud

Rule allows department to go after fraudulent Katrina-related claims.

Congress agrees to split off DHS cybersecurity unit

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had proposed to break out cybersecurity division from department's information analysis and infrastructure protection organization.

Expansion of alien removal policy could create logistical headaches

Broader use of "expedited removal" authority would also present resource questions, congressional researchers find.