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Agencies step up security efforts as threat level rises to ‘high’

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on Friday that federal agencies will take “specific protective measures” to comply with an elevated terrorist threat level.

Agencies now have permanent buyout authority

Federal agencies can start offering buyouts of up to $25,000 to their employees, under a regulation issued this week.

Mixed message

Is the president spurring the development of weapons of mass destruction?

Coast Guard says budget request will delay Deepwater

A project to upgrade the Coast Guard’s aging fleet will fall behind schedule if it does not receive more than the $500 million slated for it in the president’s 2004 budget request, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said Tuesday.