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Lawmaker secures funds to upgrade ship Navy doesn't want

Service worries millions added to authorization bill for the catamaran will waste limited resources.

House conflicted on extra pay for feds called to military duty

Bill would stem severe pay hit for federal employees serving in the Guard, reserves.

Chertoff warns senators against an independent FEMA

Separation would be costly and would make the government’s response to disasters less coordinated, DHS secretary argues.

House passes DHS spending bill as outcry continues over grants

Lawmakers ask Michael Chertoff for an explanation of his department’s decision to cut grant awards in some key urban areas.

9/11 commissioners criticize unresolved security threats

Biggest challenge is containing enriched uranium, commission leaders tell House subcommittee.

Report: Air marshals concerned they are too visible

Rank and file also complain of long hours and vertigo; agency says some of the policies cited in complaints have been changed.

Lawmakers press improvements to Project Bioshield

Bills seek to promote development of new vaccines and encourage research on countermeasures.

Lawmaker calls for CIA center to become independent agency

Center was established last November as the place for collecting and processing "open source intelligence," such as information that is available to the public in newspapers and books.

House defense appropriators fatten National Guard coffers

Subcommittee cuts Army's Future Combat Systems, an ambitious program valued at between $160 billion and $200 billion.

House leaders wait as panels feud over FEMA reforms

Disagreement centers on whether the beleaguered agency should be removed from the Homeland Security Department, and associated costs.