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Ex-Defense secretary says oversight hindered by partisan divide

Bitter disputes have prevented Congress from focusing on many federal issues, says William Cohen.

Commission: Agencies still not sharing information

Current system would not prevent another large-scale terrorist attack, 9/11 panel chief says.

For Boston’s federal workers, a quiet week

Calm prevails for 18,000 who had prepared for the worst with the Democratic convention in town.

Trained for mass casualties, emergency personnel encounter few problems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for extra hazardous materials and mass casualty training for Boston’s EMTs and paramedics in preparation for the convention.

9/11 commission sets precedent for executive privilege challenges

Major legal hurdle centered on getting access to presidential daily briefings.

Former Defense secretary calls for more Homeland Security funding

William Cohen said Thursday that more attention must be paid to securing the nation’s borders.

Edwards speaks out on veterans’ health, contractor cuts

Union leaders praise his Democratic convention speech, while industry groups attack "knee-jerk reaction" to contracting scandals.

GSA queries Lockheed Martin on interrogation contracts

Company must now show why it should remain eligible for future contracts.

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