Homeland Security official urges private industry and government cooperation to make cybersecurity a priority.
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Emergency funds, such as as $3 billion for border security, could be added to omnibus spending bill.
Participants at the conference expect the federal government to continue turning to the private sector to meet homeland security needs.
New unified agenda is designed to increase transparency, save money.
FISA overhaul remains a possibility to pass before recess.
Such employees represent less than 1 percent of the federal workforce, and less than 0.5 percent of positions above GS-15.
Top officials said to exert unusual control over public statements of federal scientists on climate change issues.
The organization's budget had fallen in real terms by about 6 percent since 2001, even as State's overall budget grew by 50 percent.
New report indicates that the ICE2 follow-on could be a multiple award worth up to $2.25 billion.
Program is intended to expand existing services and strengthen law-enforcement response.