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David Morris


Defense personnel overhaul backed by full House panel

After lengthy debate, the House Armed Services Committee approved a $400.5 billion Defense authorization bill that would give the Pentagon broad new powers to manage its civilian workforce.


House committee votes for base closings in 2005

As it continued its marathon markup of the fiscal 2004 defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday voted to restore the 2005 round of military base closings.


Panel may seek to delay next round of base closings

The chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee is expected to support a bid to delay the Pentagon's 2005 round of military base closings when the panel meets Friday.


GAO to broadly probe Iraq contracts

The General Accounting Office will launch a broad-scale probe into methods and secrecy that surrounds awarding of contracts to rebuild Iraq, Comptroller General David Walker said Thursday in an interview with National Journal Group reporters.


Criticism grows of no-bid work for Iraq reconstruction

The U.S. Agency for International Development's decision to sidestep open bidding for contracts to help rebuild Iraq should be investigated, congressional Democrats say.


Bush demands quick action on war supplemental


White House, lawmakers discuss supplemental request