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Homeland Security panel to broaden oversight agenda

Upcoming hearings will cover chemical plant security, port security, cargo inspections and agriculture terrorism.

Forward Observer: People, Not Paper

Nobody is looking into the faces of those serving in the military as they parse in bloodless reports and pork-driven congressional hearings the base closing recommendations of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Pentagon team.

TSA examines conflict of interest charges against contractor

Lockheed Martin comes under fire for training and testing federal airport screeners while competing to win their jobs.

Chairman removes health care provision from defense measure

Amendment would have opened the Tricare system to all National Guard members and reservists.

Pentagon appeals decision halting anthrax vaccinations

Defense Department argues that FDA studies show vaccine is safe and effective in combating all forms of anthrax.

House spending bill would bolster cybersecurity programs

Homeland Security appropriations measure boosts cybersecurity efforts at several DHS divisions.

House lawmakers direct funds away from DHS personnel system

Union commends move as bill awaits Senate action.

Buy American provision likely to die in Senate, critics say

A House-approved amendment that could bar Airbus from competing against Boeing for an Air Force tanker contract will face opposition in the Senate.

House members fail in effort to derail base-closing commission

Armed Services Committee defeats measure to terminate base realignment and closure process.

House passes Homeland Security reauthorization measure

Bill would authorize funding to hire 2,000 more border agents and elevate role of cybersecurity chief at department.

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