Officials try to resolve issues so Gordon England can become the department's deputy secretary.
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Bill focuses on weapons of mass destruction and border security.
Democrats and national security whistleblowers seek stronger protections for employees who report wrongdoing.
Coalition presents recommendations to Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.
Pentagon's recommendations would shift hundreds of tankers and fighters and transporters from Air National Guard units to other states.
Probe of failed border surveillance contract could lead to administrative or criminal charges.
Administration has missed a number of deadlines under the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.