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NIH official touts progress on biological defenses

Efforts include continued efforts to develop new vaccines against smallpox and anthrax.

Contractor vows to continue work on $10 billion border system

Lawmakers decry Homeland Security Department’s decision to award contract to Accenture because company is based in Bermuda.

House panel releases details on defense spending bill

Bill includes full funding for a 3.5 percent pay increase for military service members.

House leaning toward adopting Senate version of Project Bioshield

Move that would accelerate passage of measure allowing government to expedite approval procedures for bioterror countermeasures.

Treasury issues first electronic travel system contract

All other agencies must select vendors to implement electronic travel-processing systems by December.

Homeland Security has no plans to update cybersecurity strategy

Plan issued in 2003 is flawed, but time isn't ripe to change it yet, says cybersecurity chief.

Shortage of computer security experts hampers agencies

Homeland Security official laments "incredibly shrinking pool of IT security professionals in government."

'Buy American' provisions to be targets of Senate defense debate

Pentagon's acting acquisition chief says measures could lead to higher costs, less capability, delayed programs.

House member seeks to nix $10 billion border security contract

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., wants to cancel US-VISIT contract awarded to Bermuda-based Accenture.

Report: TSA not doing enough to secure airports

Agency failing to control perimeters and secure areas at airports, GAO says.

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