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Chertoff nomination stalls over Guantanamo Bay questions

Holdup over contentious FBI memo and debate on class-action overhaul measure pushes back Senate vote until next week.

Army seeks $12 billion annually for transformation

First installment will come as part of Bush administration's fiscal 2005 supplemental spending request to be delivered to lawmakers next week.

DHS personnel system attacked, lauded

Several officials tell Senate subcommittee that extensive training is needed if overhaul of system is to succeed.

Lawmakers support changes in homeland security grant formula

DHS plans to issue national preparedness guidelines at the end of March, which will govern new grant funding.

New Pentagon personnel system mirrors DHS plan

Unions plan to file lawsuit alleging Defense officials violated mandate requiring collaboration with employee groups in developing personnel system.

Appropriators modify plan for military quality of life panel

Plan to eliminate subcommmittees keeps military personnel accounts within the Defense appropriations bill.

Senator: Base-closing process won't be as dire as expected

After meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said that return of troops from garrisons overseas would lessen adverse impact at home.

DHS budget puts administration on collision course with lawmakers, airlines

Proposed 2006 budget strengthens surveillance and detention operations, while reducing grants for first responders.

Pentagon extends deadline for tanker modernization study

Study supposed to examine alternatives for modernizing Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers.