While federal officials worry about anthrax arriving in the mail, some agencies are neglecting to pay attention to what’s coming through their front doors. A Government Executive staff report found mixed security at federal buildings in Washington.
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The Bush administration, responding swiftly to the anthrax scare, asked Congress Wednesday to approve another $1.5 billion to combat terrorism and bolster federal efforts to respond to chemical weapons attacks.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Minority Leader Trent Lott vowed to keep the Senate open, while the House of Representatives decided to shut down so that House facilities could be checked for anthrax contamination.
NASA Administrator Dan Goldin on Wednesday announced his resignation.
The federal government must have greater authority to manage the workers who screen passengers at the nation’s airports, Jane Garvey, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said in a speech at the National Press Club Wednesday.