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Senate panel rejects fixed term for national intelligence director

Governmental Affairs Committee also rejects move to give proposed director personnel authority over all intelligence agencies.

Covert tests reveal airport screening failures

New report finds problems with most aspects of passenger and baggage screening, but says the Transportation Security Administration is working to make improvements.

TSA issues draft order to airlines for passenger records

Airline officials and the public have 30 days to respond, after which TSA plans to begin testing new passenger prescreening program.

Defense fine-tunes new personnel system regulations

Union bargaining will be limited and civilian personnel rules will be more flexible.

House chairman may slow Homeland bill in customs fee dispute

"Blue slip" maneuver could kill the entire fiscal 2005 Homeland Security appropriations measure.

Border agency retreats on employee political activities

Spokesman says supervisor “mistakenly told employees” they had to clear volunteer political activities on their own time with higher-ups.

9/11 overhaul likely to include cybersecurity provision

Measure would raise profile of Homeland Security Department's cybersecurity director to increase focus on protecting against cyberattack.