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Alaska Native firms capture up to $700 million in no-bid contracts

Records show Interior Department organization issued the contracts, which are available for use by other agencies, in 2003 and 2004.

White House veto threat looms over postal bill negotiations

Administration opposes language giving the Postal Service access to escrow account funds and transferring its military pensions obligation.

Report: DHS slow to enact border security recommendations

Implementation of security plans and privacy impact assessments are among neglected suggestions, GAO says.

OPM employees defeat contractors in latest job competition

Employee proposal would save $700,000 over current operations.

Senators grill Homeland Security chief over Katrina response

Chertoff admits preparations before the storm were inadequate and says he got conflicting information about damage from the hurricane.

First responders detail emergency communications problems

Key issues include lack of equipment standards, inadequate funding and turf wars among federal, state and local officials.

Compromise eyed on bill to create Katrina recovery organization

White House says it has already contributed a significant sum to rebuilding Louisiana.

Committee grills Army leaders on cuts

Plan to cut number of planned combat brigades by nearly 10 percent while continuing heavy deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan met with skepticism came from both sides of the aisle.

Congress awaits Thursday delivery of two supplemental funding requests

Requests for military operations, foreign assistance and Gulf Coast reconstruction could be slightly more than White House said last week.