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Air Force grounds 29 refueling tankers over safety issue

The order comes amid a flurry of disputes over the Air Force's tanker replacement plan.

Policy leaders offer advice for tackling security clearance backlog

Officials agree reform is needed, but differ over where power should reside.

Focus on 9/11 panel shifts attention from Homeland Security authorization

Work on a first-ever authorization bill for the department had already bogged down this summer over partisan differences.

9/11 investigation spawns whistleblower movement

A group of 25 former and current federal employees lodges charges of mismanagement and corruption.

Justice Department plans more labs focused on cyber crime

Attorney General John Ashcroft says department will add eight new forensic analysis centers.

Powell, Ridge endorse national intelligence director concept

Cabinet chiefs say position is "essential" and will provide "better unity of effort."

Unions, Pentagon agree to continue talking about personnel overhaul

Both sides upbeat after a day of discussions about the pending National Security Personnel System.

Defense contract agency hiring civilians for overseas tours

Workforce strained due to global deployments; 200 emergency personnel would go to war zones.

House leaders grappling with next step on first-responder measure

Battles continue to rage over how to set a formula for distributing funds.

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