Former Pennsylvania governor, who spent two and a half years as first secretary of department, says he’ll leave by Feb. 1.
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Lawsuit threatened unless DHS withdraws directive and stops making workers sign nondisclosure agreements.
The CIA must increase employment in key positions by 50 percent, while the FBI must create a specialized intelligence workforce.
Turnover was too high in the politically appointed ranks above Air Force procurement official Darleen Druyun, Defense secretary says.
Merger will add more than 1,800 positions to Office of Personnel Management's 3,000-member workforce.
Issues that Congress may take up include costs and impact on the domestic base-closure process.
Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., urges President Bush to get involved in reviving overhaul bill.
Move could frustrate Boeing's bid to provide KC-767 tankers to the Air Force.