Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., is holding up nomination of defense industry executive Francis Harvey to raise questions about the Bush administration's handling of Army troop and equipment needs in Iraq.
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Field officials tell GAO that communication is improving, but the effort to coordinate efforts among three Homeland Security agencies still faces challenges.
House Republicans may offer compromises closer to the positions of the White House and Senate.
Key 9/11 commissioners ask congressional conferees to drop most contentious parts of intelligence reform.
President Bush signs legislation requiring DHS to have Senate-approved CFO and internal control audits.
In fiscal 2005, Homeland Security plans to spend about $8.6 billion on programs that will cost upwards of $50 million each.
Pilot project is part of an effort by the National Nuclear Security Administration to improve security at 17 Russian sites.