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Managers use special benefits, the aura of public service, career grooming and other techniques to hang on to top talent.
Officials urged to include Coast Guard and Secret Service in October 2004 policy.
In wake of Air Force contract scandal, report still finds procedures lacking.
Budget constraints, consolidation and leveling off of homeland security spending could end government spending boom.
Panel did not get into specifics about which bases might be closed or consolidated.
Final passage all but assured by next week.
Commissioners express concern that recommendations of from Quadrennial Defense Review, to be released early next year, could render base-closing decisions obsolete.
Funds would be used to enable FAA to upgrade nation's aviation system.
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.