DHS secretary plans to implement most of the changes by Oct. 1
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Plan would create a new assistant secretary for cyber security and telecommunications.
Proposal is among 20 federal management reforms that Newt Gingrich proposed before a House subcommittee.
Defense Department plan to strip planes from 23 Air Guard units around the country might be unconstitutional.
OMB says increase would not affect plans to hold overall discretionary spending increases to 2.3 percent -- less than the expected rate of inflation -- and non-security spending below last year's levels.
HHS accused of moving too slowly to issue contracts for vaccines and treatments under the program.
Usually faithful Republicans block approval of bill requiring federal prisons to compete with private companies when selling goods to agencies.