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Pentagon likely to appeal ruling blocking labor relations reforms

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England says he anticipated decision overturning parts of the department’s new personnel system.

Homeland Security gets help strengthening financial controls

PricewaterhouseCoopers wins contract worth up to $42 million to help address systemic accounting problems.

Senator wants border security funds added to supplemental spending bill

Proposed $1.1 billion addition would go toward replacement and modernization of equipment, construction of stations and checkpoints, communications upgrades and language training.

Expansion of FBI database holding DNA profiles debated

Proponents argue a universal database would assist law enforcement agencies.

Hard Choices

The two front-runners for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination are unpopular with large portions of the party.

Following White House orders, Army cut supplemental request

Decision to trim $3 billion shows the Army is subject to the same fiscal constraints as other Pentagon agencies.

Contractor ethics plan quashed in House-Senate negotiations

Quiet removal of language requiring contractors to name ex-Defense officials working for them indicates challenge ahead for ethics reform.

Senators demand classified briefing on ports deal

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he will be personally involved in new review of U.S. port operations sale.

Panel challenges GAO ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ report

A University of California commission accuses congressional auditors of underestimating the costs of the Pentagon’s homosexual conduct policy.