Homeland Security appropriations measure boosts cybersecurity efforts at several DHS divisions.
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Union commends move as bill awaits Senate action.
A House-approved amendment that could bar Airbus from competing against Boeing for an Air Force tanker contract will face opposition in the Senate.
Armed Services Committee defeats measure to terminate base realignment and closure process.
Bill would authorize funding to hire 2,000 more border agents and elevate role of cybersecurity chief at department.
On eve of trip to Europe, Chertoff calls for better collaboration to vet people and cargo.
Departmentwide review of organizations and operations will be used to develop internal "template and a strategy for going forward," says DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff.
Proposals for the management contract are due by July 19 and a decision will be issued by Dec. 1.
Panel members decline to deliberate on decisions about states with which they are associated.
Armed Services Committee eases limits passed by subcommittee last week, but requires the Pentagon to notify Congress when opening new positions to women.