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Security clearance czar still not named

OMB officials say they are taking the situation “very seriously.”

Homeland security agency evaluates border needs

U.S. Border Patrol aims for optimal mix of detection technology and rapidly deployable agents.

Rumsfeld sees fewer base closings in upcoming round

Defense secretary tells reporters that overcapacity is "less than half" the 20-25 percent previously reported.

Military vaccines trigger special treatment for 1,200

Cases correspond with a massive Defense Department effort to vaccinate U.S. forces against anthrax and smallpox before and after the invasion of Iraq.

Armed Services chair eyes Pentagon acquisition process

Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is concerned about skyrocketing costs of weapons systems due to addition of specific requirements to programs.

House spending panel slaps DHS for missed deadlines

House appropriators slash more than $700 million from various Homeland Security agencies for failing to provide timely information on missions.

Report: FBI falls short in hiring, retaining intelligence analysts

Low pay, poor promotion potential, unfulfilling work and lack of respect for their position within the bureau cited as problems.

Supplemental takes aim at homeland security decisions

Congress raps CIO for not notifying them before implementing information technology projects.

Lawmaker warns on using authorization to delay base closings

Efforts to stall base closing panel will prevent other initiatives from getting through, says Rep. John Hostettler, a senior member of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee.

Coast Guard: Proposed budget cuts would jeopardize mission

Appropriations Committee halves budget request for Deepwater and seeks detailed account on how plan would be funded over 20 years.