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Base closure panel begins four-month deliberations

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to announce his recommendations next week.

Pentagon’s base closure list will be hard to challenge

Legal changes make it harder for independent commission to add bases to the hit list.

Pentagon renews opposition to chief management officer

Defense officials say new proposed new position will only add another layer of bureaucracy.

First responders push Congress to act on broadcast frequency issue

Lawmakers are squabbling over legislation to free up airwaves for police and firefighters.

Homeland Security chief seeks better liability protection for companies

Program created in 2002 has been dogged by complaints that application process is too onerous.

Study: Northeast, Midwest hit hard by previous base closings

Report by organization studying issues affecting the two regions argues they should be spared deep BRAC cuts this time.

Senate backer could move to protect C-130J program

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., could propose decreasing the Marine Corps' KC-130J aerial tanker buy in 2006 from 12 planes to four, to make room in the budget for at least nine C-130Js.