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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.

Panel defeats comprehensive cargo screening amendment

Industry groups had placed intense pressure on committee Republicans to reject the language.

Panel approves $3.8 billion increase for military equipment and programs

At markup of fiscal 2007 Defense authorization bill, some high-profile procurement programs targeted for cuts.

Head of visitor tracking program wants global ID system

Proposed system would require the cooperation of several Homeland Security agencies, including CBP, CIS and TSA.

Lawmaker plans to gut TRICARE fee-hike proposal

Pentagon officials say fee increases would save $735 million in fiscal 2007 and $11 billion over the next five years.

House panel pressured to defeat cargo inspection amendment

Industry groups ask GOP members to vote against language requiring all U.S.-bound cargo to be scanned at foreign ports.

Air Force launches latest effort to replace aging tankers

Document signals agency is exploring a range of options, from purchases of new and used commercial aircraft, to leasing services.

DHS to check port workers against terrorist watch lists

Agency also says rules for Transportation Worker Identification Credential will be published soon.

Congress eyes next avian flu payment

HHS plans to put first found of funding toward contracts for making vaccines and rapid diagnostic tests.