The Pentagon is taking a far greater role than it has in the past in deciding which military bases should be closed in 2005. As a result, the military services will have less say in deciding which bases are shut down or realigned.
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Agencies across the federal government will get new personnel powers and incentives for employees under the bill creating the new Department of Homeland Security.
President Bush won a hard-fought victory Tuesday on homeland security legislation when the Senate rejected a Democratic effort to strip controversial amendments to the bill and then passed it on a 90-9 vote.
The Office of Personnel Management will have a new executive team within the next few weeks, OPM Director Kay Coles James announced Tuesday.
The Transportation Security Administration met a congressional deadline to federalize passenger screeners at the nation’s 429 major airports, hiring more than 44,000 employees in the last year, Bush administration officials said Monday.