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ICE chief urges lawmakers to tour detention facilities

Julie Myers on Friday defended how her agency treats illegal immigrants being held in facilities across the country.

House chairman blasts VA move to set up panel on soldier suicides

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., instead calls for “immediate action” to provide mental health evaluations for discharged service members.

Committee accuses DHS of double-counting small business figures

House Homeland Security panel wants greater oversight of how agency disperses its contracting funds.

Senate gives FDA $265 million in Defense supplemental ’08 funding

Funds would expand agency’s inspections of foreign drug plants and food products, but faces Bush veto.

GAO official says political influence not isolated at Interior

Investigator says four more department officials might have interfered in endangered species decisions for political reasons.

Senator accuses FBI of retaliation against whistleblowers

Iowa Republican cited two cases of veteran FBI agents who were transferred to lesser jobs and became targets of internal probes.

Lawmakers push for more diversity at Homeland Security

Department has strong Hispanic representation, but racial clashes among workers continue.

Report: Defense Department cannot fully account for $7.8B spent in Iraq

Inspector general concludes funds were spent without appropriate documentation; office reconciling Iraqi payments has been moved from Kuwait to Rome, N.Y.

Panel praises Petraeus during nomination hearing

General said the number of violent incidents in Iraq last week was the lowest in four years.

OMB issues guidance for evaluating federal acquisition processes

Agencies must use a standard template to assess procurement strengths and weaknesses by fiscal 2009.