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Army Corps delays announcing winner of contest for IT jobs

Number of positions involved has shrunk from 1,350 to 1,100 as employees await result.

FEMA says it will meet hiring goals by hurricane season

Officials say local authorities will bear more responsibility during responses to this year's storms.

Pentagon late payments hurt small contractors

GAO encourages Defense to invest more in its Web-based contract payment system.

Wiretapping battle continues in Congress, courts

Senate panel plans later this week to debate and approve a compromise version of legislation to create an oversight process.

House vote slows Air Force bid to retire aging aircraft

Armed Services panel chairman says plan to use money from retirements for upgrades and new purchases is too risky.

CIA nominee questioned on citizen surveillance

Senators upset at lack of early disclosure on spying program; also grill Michael Hayden on faulty pre-Iraq war intelligence.

TSA announces strengthening of air cargo screening rules

Shippers would bear some of the cost; House Homeland Security Committee Democrat says process still would not be airtight.

Senator and storied CIA officer key to Hayden’s success

Nominee’s likely deputy would be an asset in helping to restore the intelligence agency’s weakened spying capabilities.

Negotiators agree to hold emergency funding to $94.5 billion

Move will avoid a fight with the White House, which had threatened to veto the package if it exceeded Bush's request.

Navy details huge unmanned aerial vehicle program

Initiative has grabbed lawmakers’ attention; language in fiscal 2007 defense bill encourages systems development.