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Administration restricts spending on passenger screening system

DHS still allowed to assign risk levels to passengers and prevent them from boarding planes while system is being tested.

Senator urges go-slow approach to personnel reform

Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, wants to see the results of efforts at Homeland Security and Defense before taking reform governmentwide.

Industry group defends interagency contracting

Contracts open to multiple agencies have come under fire, but they may save money, says head of Professional Services Council.

Easing the Burden

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer wants the government to pay a higher percentage of health insurance premiums.

Chertoff nomination stalls over Guantanamo Bay questions

Holdup over contentious FBI memo and debate on class-action overhaul measure pushes back Senate vote until next week.

Army seeks $12 billion annually for transformation

First installment will come as part of Bush administration's fiscal 2005 supplemental spending request to be delivered to lawmakers next week.

Cabinet rejections few and far between

Senate has voted to reject a Cabinet nominee only 12 times, and three of these were the same man in one day.

DHS personnel system attacked, lauded

Several officials tell Senate subcommittee that extensive training is needed if overhaul of system is to succeed.