Agency could save $6.1 billion by retiring 114 of the oldest models in the next four years, officials said in congressional testimony.
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Additional money is needed for Coast Guard, first responder grants, lawmakers from both parties argue.
Air Force leaders ask lawmakers to repeal provision prohibiting military from retiring older Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy aircraft.
Agriculture, DHS inspectors general launch joint probe.
Proposed $1.1 billion addition would go toward replacement and modernization of equipment, construction of stations and checkpoints, communications upgrades and language training.
Decision to trim $3 billion shows the Army is subject to the same fiscal constraints as other Pentagon agencies.
Quiet removal of language requiring contractors to name ex-Defense officials working for them indicates challenge ahead for ethics reform.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he will be personally involved in new review of U.S. port operations sale.
A University of California commission accuses congressional auditors of underestimating the costs of the Pentagon’s homosexual conduct policy.
Auditors conclude that Congress should give the Homeland Security Department more power to regulate chemical facilities.