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Senator seeks performance-based airport security system

Civil service rules would not stop a federally run airport security system from making quick hires or firing poor performers under legislation introduced by Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., on Thursday.

Nation's borders still aren't secure, agents say

More than three weeks since terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the country’s borders are still not adequately protected, Border Patrol agents told .

Treasury chief says attacks reveal leadership weaknesses

Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill said Thursday that the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has revealed holes in the leadership and performance of the government.