Annual pay raise would also include 2.5 percent across-the-board increase in 2005.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau inherits $10 million obligation.
Security services firm Dyncorp took issue with controversial $293 million award to British company.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would become independent within Commerce Department under Senate bill.
Timing of planned return of 70,000 U.S. forces from overseas and the scheduled BRAC round "are linked together tightly," Defense secretary says.
Retired FBI agent recommends assigning at least one agent to work full-time investigating questionable educational institutions.
Bill is similar to Senate measure, but includes contentious provisions on immigration and law enforcement and excludes other key recommendations.
Stop-loss orders in the active-duty military have caused a shortfall in recruiting goals for the Army National Guard, so personnel officials are turning to the private sector.
Defense Science Board study concludes that the Pentagon does not have enough forces to meet requirements.