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Full House panel backs effort to slash Homeland Security funds

Appropriations committee withholds more than $700 million, saying DHS ignored congressional requests for information about its programs.

Former homeland security officials debate reorganizing DHS

Proposals include establishing a centralized policy shop and creating a new agency for preparedness.

Base closing recommendations expected Friday

Communities around 425 military installations await news of their fate.

Rumsfeld expected to restore funding for cargo aircraft

Defense secretary working with OMB to restore funding during fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2008 budget cycles.

House panel cuts authorization for Pentagon's IT programs

Move marks the third year the panel has reduced the department's IT funding.

Airline screening program panned by House appropriators

Legislators penalize TSA for pushing rollout of Secure Flight program to 2006.

Talks begin on next round of supplemental defense spending

As Senate passes fiscal 2005 supplemental, House appropriators already begin to discuss adding funds for war costs not covered in fiscal 2006 appropriations.

House Armed Services chair will not push increase in troop size

In light of recruiting difficulties, using Defense authorization bill to require boost in troop levels would be "hollow increase," says Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Report reveals anxiety over new DHS personnel system

Union officials say the results are troubling, but agency officials say analysis is informative and helpful.

DHS urged to address Hill threat to cut funds for key programs

Former deputy secretary says House committee chairman's effort to punish the agency for not being responsive to lawmakers' requests for information should be taken seriously.