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In State of the Union address, president also pledges to eliminate 151 "wasteful or bloated programs."
FDA released food protection plan in November in conjunction with an HHS plan to address gaps in the import system.
Disputes would be handled by a new office Government Information Services Office within the National Archives and Records Administration.
Decision by Tom Davis, R-Va., on whether to seek re-election will be closely watched by federal executives and contractors.
Bill also requires the appointment of a Senate-confirmed deputy chief management officer to oversee the Business Transformation Agency.
Request will likely come to Capitol Hill in the spring, after subcommittees have examined the Pentagon budget.
State's licenses will be designed to meet nationwide standards for credentials recently released by Homeland Security.
HHS chief notes that talks are just beginning and could be lengthy because of India's complicated bureaucracy.