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OMB official: Too soon to judge computer security law

Critics say 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act is largely a paperwork exercise.

Election to represent Customs, Border employees under way

Federal court denies Agriculture union’s request for delay.

Panel demands better oversight of DHS contractors

Congressman suggests investigating backgrounds of executive officers and board directors of small companies before making awards.

Bush shares details of $1.95 billion border security funding request

President seeks $756 million to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops and $410 million to hire and train 1,000 Border Patrol agents.

DHS officials grilled on vacancies in high-level jobs

Lawmaker says FEMA is at only 73 percent of the staff level it needs, just weeks away from hurricane season.

Measure seeks penalties for contract cost overruns

Language in House defense bill would let the Pentagon reopen programs significantly exceeding cost goals to competition.

GOP mulls perils of immigration fight

House Republicans keep focus on border security and remain reluctant to back President Bush’s call for a temporary worker program.

NSA surveillance program unlikely to jeopardize criminal cases

Former intelligence court judge says government has been careful to separate evidence obtained with a warrant from that gathered in eavesdropping program.

Defense agency resumes processing some clearances

Move will help 2,000 secret-level applications; Top Secret credentials and requests for re-investigations still stalled.

Panel approves Homeland Security spending bill

Bill funds DHS personnel system below president’s request.