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Civilian employees eligible for ‘hostile fire’ pay

Federal employees who were at the Pentagon and World Trade Center complex during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are eligible for a one-time payment of $150, under a provision approved by Congress last week.

Transportation sets hiring standards for new security force

The Transportation Department on Wednesday unveiled a list of minimum standards applicants for federal baggage screener positions must have.

Transportation officials pledge to meet screening deadline

The Transportation Department will meet a Jan. 18 deadline for screening all checked bags at the nation’s airports, the Bush administration’s nominee to head the new Transportation Security Administration told Congress Thursday.

Nation unprepared for cyber war, experts say

The United States is unprepared to defend itself against a serious cyber attack, according to a senior official at the National Security Agency.