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Navy works to stall submarine deal with Taiwan

Agency supports deal publicly, but said to have set up barriers to make the submarines economically unattractive to Taiwan.

Coast Guard may scrap plans for customized patrol boats

The acquisition of new boats is a key piece of a $24 billion modernization project known as Deepwater.

Lawmaker wary of progress in Defense IT transformation

Technology is essential to the United States retaining an edge on the battlefield, witnesses at House hearing say.

Bush picks acting FEMA chief to take job permanently

R. David Paulison has been interim head of the agency since Michael Brown resigned after severe criticism of the Hurricane Katrina response.

Navy secretary says shipbuilders need long-term focus

Agency plans to build its fleet by more than 30 ships over the next three decades.

Investigators call cargo security program unreliable

Customs and Border Protection bureau lacks evidence that program targeting high-risk containers is effective, GAO says.

Legislators concerned by potential shortfalls in base closure funding

The Army and the Air Force could come up short billions of dollars by the 2011 cutoff for carrying out BRAC recommendations.

TSA official says airport security is too predictable

Agency is working on a program to train screeners in behavior recognition techniques.

GAO finds poor management puts Army program at risk

Costs for Future Combat Systems program -- initially estimated at $92 billion -- could reach $200 billion.

Forward Observer: Rumsfeld's Potted Plants

Critics say military chiefs are failing to speak their minds on issues including troop levels, despite a 1986 law encouraging them to do so.