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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.

Air Force chief vows crackdown on cost overruns

In tight budget environment, agency will look for ways to cut back.

Systems cannot combat flu pandemic, health officials say

Problem is not tracking influenza but getting critical information on outbreaks to doctors and local emergency responders.

Whistleblowers meet to share stories, plot strategies

Participants in three-day conference lend each other moral support.

In one Louisiana parish, flexibility trumps bureaucracy

The experience of Plaquemines Parish, La., after Katrina points to a new, more fluid way to organize relief operations.

Group uses Web to urge high-tech border fence

Conservative organization calls on Congress to build a state-of-the-art fence along the southern U.S. border to stop illegal immigration into the country.

House Democrats push Homeland Security reorganization bill

Proposed legislation keeps FEMA intact, recommends merging ICE and CBP.

Lawmakers demand details on Katrina spending

Fraud and mistakes in $60 billion worth of contracting "unacceptable," says House subcommittee chairman.