Pentagon Edges Onto DHS Turf
The Defense Department has unveiled a strategy that it views as a complement to the Department of Homeland Security's efforts. [...]
The Department of Homeland Security was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, with a budget of $100 million and more than 240,000 personnel, it is now one of the US’ biggest government departments. Its varied missions include the fight against terrorism, border control and cyber-security.
In response to the runaway rise in government spending on homeland security, several former members of Washington's political elite have jumped into the sector. After working for the White House, the Pentagon and even the Department of Homeland Security, they [...]
In a recent report, the Government Accounting Office drew up a somewhat critical list of developments in homeland security since the presidential decree National Strategy for Homeland Security was issued in 2002. GAO laid down priorities for 2005. [...]