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Defense encounters obstacles to small business contracting

At a time when federal agencies are awarding more prime contracts than ever to small businesses, those looking for Defense-related subcontracts may feel left out.

Feds might pay National Guard homeland security costs

The fiscal 2005 defense authorization bill may include a provision that would allow governors to deploy the National Guard for state emergencies and bill the federal government.

Lawmakers question military, contractor training on war prisoners

House committee wants answers on involvement in Iraq inmate abuses.

Budget negotiations remain gridlocked

Senate GOP moderates withhold support for the latest budget plan.

Homeland Security official details distribution of security funds

Protecting borders and transportation systems command much of the department's budget.

Nuclear agency managers among diploma mill users

National Nuclear Security Administration officials said Tuesday that the bogus degrees would not affect the managers' job status.

Officials address business hurdles to security contracting

They include liability issues, intellectual property protection and the sharing of confidential company information with the government.

Choosing the Right Partner

The only remaining major X-factor in the makeup of political battleground states is Kerry's choice for running mate.

Senator challenges USDA mad cow testing plan

Sen. Tom Harkin, R-Iowa, says the Agriculture Department's plan to increase the number of animals tested is not statistically valid.

Senate budget chief lobbies hard for spending plan

Budget resolution remains mired in conference committee over the issue of whether tax cuts, spending increases must be offset.