Critics say report to Congress covering two years of activity is short on details, seek commitment from recently arrived privacy chief.
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Implementation would be costly, require new infrastructure and lead to traffic backups.
Wartime urgency pulls back the red tape on accelerated projects.
Employees involved in application development will be sent to work under the CIO Monday, and permanently placed there in April.
Measure would reduce the Homeland Security Department’s role in the event of a bioterror attack.
A first step will be to institute "pay/go" requirements that new entitlement programs or tax cuts be offset, incoming budget panel leader says.
Thad Allen cites plans for possible joint-duty requirements across Homeland Security agencies.
Joint House-Senate group will set spending levels; agencies will likely have an opportunity to appeal for more money.
GSA will not hold Pentagon funds over from one fiscal year to another, in keeping with Defense legal interpretations.
Procedures for dealing with high-risk cargo shipments need tweaking, investigators say.