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CIA tightens limits on former employees’ ability to speak out

New policy requires publications of ex-employees turned contractors to be screened for political content as well as classified material.

FEMA workers want to shift focus away from post-Katrina reports

Employees urge independence from DHS, and try to concentrate on preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.

House committee aims to move first on FEMA overhaul

Panel working to advance bill that would leave the agency in DHS but expand its powers.

Army secretary defends program to upgrade combat systems

The program continues to perform and major funding cuts would cause delays, secretary says.

Initial probe finds panel free of improper Cunningham dealings

Investigators will review all of Cunningham's contacts with the House Armed Services Committee over nearly 15 years in Congress.

Senators aim to kill FEMA, add disaster reservists

Committee report backs creation of new agency within Homeland Security to coordinate federal emergency response.

House panel boosts sub production

Subcommittee also votes to bars B-52 retirements.

Fate of threat advisory system remains unclear

Bill that would require security alerts to be targeted to specific regions or economic interests has not made much headway.

DHS agencies fight uphill battle against counterfeiting

Senators, private sector officials say illegitimate commerce has taken a back seat to immigration enforcement, anti-terror programs.

Senate approves $1.9 billion for border security

Increase passed as amendment to wartime supplemental spending bill would be offset by a 2.8 percent cut in bill’s military programs.