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Armed Services chair eyes Pentagon acquisition process

Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is concerned about skyrocketing costs of weapons systems due to addition of specific requirements to programs.

House spending panel slaps DHS for missed deadlines

House appropriators slash more than $700 million from various Homeland Security agencies for failing to provide timely information on missions.

Report: FBI falls short in hiring, retaining intelligence analysts

Low pay, poor promotion potential, unfulfilling work and lack of respect for their position within the bureau cited as problems.

Supplemental takes aim at homeland security decisions

Congress raps CIO for not notifying them before implementing information technology projects.

Lawmaker warns on using authorization to delay base closings

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.

Coast Guard: Proposed budget cuts would jeopardize mission

Appropriations Committee halves budget request for Deepwater and seeks detailed account on how plan would be funded over 20 years.

Base-closing commission gets underway with briefing on threats

Panel did not get into specifics about which bases might be closed or consolidated.

Conferees wrap up supplemental spending bill

Final passage all but assured by next week.

Pentagon review could conflict with base closing panel

Commissioners express concern that recommendations of from Quadrennial Defense Review, to be released early next year, could render base-closing decisions obsolete.

War supplemental boosts funding for homeland security agencies

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.