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Army commander says gear for Iraq moving slowly but steadily

Slowdowns in parts and equipment delivery have not affected readiness rates in Iraq.

Budget talks making only slow progress

The Senate adjourned for the week Thursday, one day after the House, still with no budget plan in place and prospects in doubt for an agreement next week.

Ridge praises federal workforce, 70 executive honorees

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge praised the work of federal employees Thursday night during a ceremony in which 70 senior executives received the country’s highest civilian service award.

Homeland security center seeks funding to remain open

Defense Department funding for the National Homeland Security Training Center in Oklahoma is running out, and other options are limited.

Anti-discrimination law may be hard to enforce

History shows that the Treasury Department will have a tough time forcing agencies to use their own funds to pay judgments in anti-discrimination lawsuits.

International terrorist activity down, State Department says

The number of international terrorist incidents continued to decline in 2003, reaching its lowest level since the late 1960s.

New stealth fighter plagued by overheating

Sophisticated components in the F/A-22 Raptor could cause a serious glitch: overheating as the jet idles on the runway.

Foodborne illnesses decline; federal role credited

Since 1996, when three agencies set up a system to track diseases transmitted through food, the incidence of such illnesses has dropped sharply.

Start Saving, Soldier!

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is trying to lure more military service members into the Thrift Savings Plan.

Pentagon urged to consider R&D in base closings

Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., introduced a bill Wednesday that would require the Pentagon to consider the military value of research, development and testing facilities in the next round of base closings.