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Agencywide announcement comes on heels of report criticizing 2003 awards program as too expensive.
Critics fear overhaul may change focus, priorities of Senate Governmental Affairs panel.
Privacy and civil rights concerns continue to mount as testing deadline approaches.
House Republicans float compromise proposal to meld competing House, Senate bills.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., is holding up nomination of defense industry executive Francis Harvey to raise questions about the Bush administration's handling of Army troop and equipment needs in Iraq.
Field officials tell GAO that communication is improving, but the effort to coordinate efforts among three Homeland Security agencies still faces challenges.
House Republicans may offer compromises closer to the positions of the White House and Senate.