Conference committee members also reach an 11th hour deal on language preventing the Air Force from leasing Boeing refueling tankers.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness has trained more than 200,000 local officials in programs accelerated after 9/11.
House Republican leaders increasingly are under attack for including a number of provisions not included in the Senate version of the bill.
Lawmakers try to find a compromise on House language that would delay an upcoming round of military base closures by two years.
Measurements used to gauge the performance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet project are consolidated.
Many of the department's constituent agencies already have their own regional offices.
Ted Stevens of Alaska says Senate is moving too swiftly to implement 9/11 Commission's recommendations.
Proposal is part of bipartisan plan to overhaul homeland security oversight.
Critics call for action and express skepticism, citing numerous studies already completed.