At least a week is needed to prepare for major hurricanes, Defense officials say.
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Lawyer for former procurement chief says otherwise witnesses will invoke the Fifth Amendment, depriving defense of evidence.
Bill would create a mandatory reserve fund to provide funding to help pay future claims without seeking additional money from the federal government.
For TSA, it’s a tough climb to contract results.
Measure exceeds Bush’s discretionary spending request by $564 million, blocks national animal ID program until concerns are addressed.
Agency officials say they will meet their goal of enrolling 500 employees by year’s end, but union officials are skeptical.
Contingency contracts are not all in place either, agency official tells lawmakers.
Money would come from four IT programs, one of which could take a 50 percent cut if all funds are needed.
Bill is a companion to a House measure approved by the Financial Services Committee in March and awaiting floor action.
GAO sees improvement and members of Congress are working to get funding restored.