New unit would convert classified intelligence into forms usable by state and local officials.
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Bureau on hunt for mobile detection devices to assist border patrol officers.
Critics say Julie Myers lacks experience, while supporters say she has built relationships that will serve her well.
Technology chief is poorly positioned to manage departmentwide IT projects, report says.
Programs and offices are moved under new chain of command, but remain physically dispersed around the Washington area.
Areas as large as Phoenix and San Diego are allowed "sustainment" funding, but no longer qualify for major terrorism-preparedness grant program.
Legislation would allow some public-private competitions, but prevent full resumption of effort to put federal jobs up for bid.
Final appropriations bills incorporate more of President Bush’s proposed program cuts than last year.
Cadets at the Colorado institution report fewer incidents than students at the Military and Naval academies.
Regions must pull together, submit spending plans and compete for funding.