Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is concerned about skyrocketing costs of weapons systems due to addition of specific requirements to programs.
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House appropriators slash more than $700 million from various Homeland Security agencies for failing to provide timely information on missions.
Low pay, poor promotion potential, unfulfilling work and lack of respect for their position within the bureau cited as problems.
Congress raps CIO for not notifying them before implementing information technology projects.
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.
Appropriations Committee halves budget request for Deepwater and seeks detailed account on how plan would be funded over 20 years.
Panel did not get into specifics about which bases might be closed or consolidated.
Final passage all but assured by next week.
Commissioners express concern that recommendations of from Quadrennial Defense Review, to be released early next year, could render base-closing decisions obsolete.
Almost $1 billion in emergency funds would go toward hiring new border guards and criminal investigators, beefing up FBI operations and boosting the Coast Guard's fleet.