Move likely to delay passage of bill until after the August recess.
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National Guard leader would have benefited from being a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Federal officials still need to improve coordination with state and local governments, review finds.
Measure to provide war, border security, Gulf Coast recovery and avian flu funding also sets discretionary spending cap for fiscal 2007.
Contract was awarded through full and open competition, and alleged letter on company's behalf is nowhere to be found, DHS says.
New director says he is no longer sure when agency will be near full capacity, cites bureaucracy as a problem.
Total Information Awareness successor could be used to enhance NSA domestic eavesdropping program, former officials say.
GAO used technique to locate FEMA payments that were based on duplicative registration data.
Failure of program to expedite screening for frequent fliers to move past development stage also frustrates legislators.
Agency typically has held its waste and fraud rate to between 1 percent and 3 percent, but Katrina overwhelmed systems, official says.