Measures would, among other things, authorize more funding for initiative to inspect high-risk containers.
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Steps to improve the financial picture this year include a hiring freeze and cutting back on training, travel.
In an interview, Michael Brown says disaster response agency gets “short shrift” next to the Homeland Security Department’s anti-terrorism activities.
Nikki Tinsley also pushes for change in salary rules that restrict IGs’ earnings potential.
Survey results indicate that perceptions about working away from the office are improving.
Wish list for funding beyond what is in the 2006 supplemental bill and 2007 budget request also includes $400 million to buy 1,145 Humvees.
Reductions would be in funds for shipbuilding, repairs to military facilities and housing vouchers.
Challenges include testing and acquisition of commercial cards and card readers within required timeframe.