In a test program, passengers and baggage at a suburban Maryland rail transit station will be screened for explosives for 30 days.
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Bush administration officials on Tuesday criticized the "misinformation" that has proliferated regarding the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act.
Two and a half years after 9/11, the Bush administration remains primarily focused on waging a war on terrorism abroad. The effort to establish, organize, fund and manage the Homeland Security Department has taken a back seat.
In a report to lawmakers released Tuesday, the Bush administration touted agencies' progress at spending taxpayer dollars more efficiently.
Issues on the table this week include the overall size of military forces and the 2005 round of base closures.
Military and civilian agencies to host Washington Mall events May 6-9.
A new report shows that nearly one-third of the money earmarked for homeland security in fiscal 2004 paid for non-homeland security activities.
Los Alamos is taking steps to prevent purchase card fraud similar to that exposed by two whistleblowers in the fall of 2002, according to Energy Department investigators.
A bipartisan group of senators makes a push for 250-member civilian "response-readiness corps" that would be deployed on short notice to crisis areas.
A top member of the House Homeland Security Committee presses its Republican members to pass a strong homeland security authorization bill.