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Gale Norton says she will take a break and then return to the private sector.
Contractors will be subject to strict background, training and operating guidelines, agency says.
Under new initiative, managers and executives will need to work in various organizations to compete for high-level jobs.
Lawmakers express concerns about efficiency, signal they are considering a funding cut.
Emergency management experience could come from a variety of jobs, including law enforcement and firefighting, preparedness chief says.
Several senior management positions are open, notably ones critical to disaster response and terrorism prevention.
Union officials say Pentagon should abandon contested labor relations plan and collaborate on new measures.
At hearing on transportation budget, lawmaker opposes proposal to turn over decision-making to a third party if there is an impasse in FAA labor negotiations.