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Border, interior enforcement called severely lacking

Current and former officials tell Congress of lack of clear mission, poor coordination, inept management and infighting.

Turmoil erupts over merging homeland security agencies

House panel to hold hearing on merging the bureaus of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

DHS deputy nominee fields lawmakers' questions

Committee could approve Michael Jackson’s nomination this week.

Lawmakers take hard look at Air Force fighter programs

Budget may not sustain both Joint Strike Fighter and F/A-22.

Bush chooses former VA chief for BRAC commission

Defense Department will make its recommendations for closures and realignments in mid-May.

DHS employee appeals go to the top of the pile

Merit Systems Protection Board officials say provisions in the new Homeland Security personnel system require the agency to start giving priority to its cases.

Senate panel approves authorization for embassy security

The $4.5 billion Foreign Affairs Authorization Act provides $1.5 billion for embassy security, construction and maintenance.

Subcommittee voices dismay over Defense supplemental spending

Predictable costs associated with operations in Iraq and Afghanistan should be in the baseline budget, GOP chairman tells military service chiefs.

Senators try again to strengthen public health workforce

Proposed legislation would provide scholarships and loan repayments for government public health workers.