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Lawmakers weigh security spending options

Additional funding could go toward new full-body scanning machines at U.S. airports and technology to sort and search clues of pending terrorist attacks.

Report reveals trouble with new Army combat systems

All of the technologies struggled through a recent round of testing and will require significantly more work before the service can send them to a combat unit, study finds.

Obama sets new tone for regulatory process

Administration emphasizes social issues and opens rule-making to public comment, policy observer says.

State of the Union, debt limit top agenda

President's address is expected to focus on jobs and fiscal responsibility.

GOP senator seeks $120 billion in funding cuts

Proposed amendment to debt limit bill would rescind funding for duplicative programs and funding that hasn't been designated for a particular purpose fast enough.

Obama goes after tax-delinquent contractors

Memo asks the IRS and OMB to find ways to keep “deadbeat” companies off the government payroll.

Defense contractors are confident about fiscal 2011 budget

But industry sources predict modest increase in Pentagon spending will go largely to personnel and healthcare costs instead of new weapons systems.

Official: Terrorist watch list system is too bureaucratic

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair wants to make it easier to target people for secondary screening at airports.

Visa, watch list changes are questioned

Some officials are worried about increased denial of visas and additional security against people coming from 14 nations identified as potential sources of terrorists.

Withdrawal of TSA nominee raises concern about agency workforce

Lack of permanent leadership is delaying action on important issues, union officials say.