Despite lower marks, more SES members receive performance awards.
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Department defends decision, saying plan was meant for unforeseen disasters.
Defense secretary tells Pentagon officials to push for changes in "obsolete" laws and work on legislation to give department greater management flexibility.
Senate overwhelmingly approves amendment rejecting 1.9 percent projected cost-of-living increase for 2006.
Various departmentwide initiatives would be included in agency’s portfolio.
Move to establish central board to oversee recovery efforts appears to be on back burner.
Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., will decide later this fall how to proceed with a congressional review of 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.
Paul McHale, assistant secretary of Defense for homeland security, seeks to apply the lessons of the hurricane response to the next crisis.