Defense

Panel offers framework for airline passenger pre-screening plan

Panel says Homeland Security Department should narrowly focus Secure Flight program.

News

Investigators to shed new light on military’s role in Katrina response

Congressional team may also suggest restructuring of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Defense

FAA restrictions bar wider use of drones to patrol border

After more than two years of negotiations, Homeland Security secures deal to fly one drone in the Tucson, Ariz., area.

Defense

Congress OKs funds to fortify planes against attack

But House lawmakers said preliminary results of program "are not entirely encouraging."

News

FBI's cyber division wins key backing in Congress

Senate appropriators restore $20 million in fiscal 2006 funding for the agents that agency had sought to cut.

Defense

Agency seeks e-mail system for FOIA requests

System will help TSA handle flood of requests.

Defense

House panel hears call to support new intelligence office

Congress has not designated a specific fiscal 2006 funding level for information sharing program manager's office.

Defense

Frequent flier program raises privacy, security questions

TSA plans to complete nationwide registered traveler program by next summer.

Defense

DHS chief sees FEMA operating like a successful business

Michael Chertoff wants agency to remain within Homeland Security, not return to independent, Cabinet-level status.

Management

Committee members irked by Katrina contracting practices

Anger fueled by officials’ lack of knowledge on disaster relief policies.

Defense

TSA to ease security delays for frequent fliers nationwide

Registered traveler program slated for June debut.

News

Lawmakers see Katrina czar as first step

Concerns that additional oversight is necessary to protect against waste, fraud and abuse linger.

Defense

Fingerprint checks for truckers called too costly

Industry executives ask lawmakers to consider less burdensome system.

Defense

DHS pushes 'Ready Business' campaign

There’s a long way to go in convincing companies to prepare for disasters, department chief says.

Defense

Mayors' group urges bigger military role in emergency response

U.S. Conference of Mayors also recommends "fixing" role of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Defense

Homeland Security mulls cyber czar nomination

Department has yet to nominate candidate for the job.

News

DHS intelligence chief seeks improved information sharing

Charles Allen looks to raise department’s profile in larger intelligence community.

Defense

9/11 commissioners at odds with former backers

Members of panel disagree with key senators on proposal to change formula for first-responder grants.

Defense

Katrina oversight proposals compete for Congress' attention

Move to establish central board to oversee recovery efforts appears to be on back burner.

Defense

Senate backs more Defense R&D than Bush sought

Pentagon would receive $70.4 billion for R&D; Bush proposed $69.4 billion.

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