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Group calls for increase in Army and Marine troop levels

Project for the New American Century seeks boost of at least 25,000 troops each year over the next several years, says administration has "unfortunately resisted" increases.

Nuclear agency withholds more than $5 million from Los Alamos operator

NNSA levies an historic fine on the University of California for mismanagement at nuclear laboratory.

ICE tightens oversight of air marshals

Supporters say special advisory board is needed to address issues that FAMS director has been unable to resolve.

House, Senate committee chiefs urge slow approach to personnel overhaul

Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Tom Davis want to review new personnel system before it is deployed governmentwide.

Auditors chide coordination of threat reduction programs

GAO report says five departments lack integrated strategy against nuclear, chemical and bioweapons threats.

Report outlines options for protecting planes from laser weapons

Congressional Research Service says aircraft downing by laser is ‘highly unlikely.’

Defense budget cuts compel military transformation

Amidst a protracted guerrilla campaign in Iraq and ballooning budget deficits, it seems that, like it or not, the services are about to see the light of transformation.

Resignations leave void in top Homeland Security management ranks

An exodus of senior managers raises concerns that critical projects will be delayed and institutional knowledge lost.

Boeing critic under consideration for top acquisition post

Ken Krieg is considered a key adviser in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's inner circle.

Bush administration plan to reform civil service draws union ire

The General Schedule overhaul is part of the president's fiscal 2006 budget proposal due to be released on Feb. 7.

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