Timing of implementing reforms debated, along with the merits of the proposed national intelligence czar and other changes.
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President embraces key recommendation of 9/11 commission that he had previously stopped short of endorsing.
Creation of national intelligence director appears inevitable, but debate focuses on scope of power the new position will hold.
Several experts say the poll would have more validity with an outside auditor.
Omnibus package encompasses every recommendation made by the panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks.
Creation of a communication network for first responders, however, remains a problem, according to Ridge.
An effort within the Homeland Security Department to lift the cybersecurity directorship to a deputy assistant secretary level went nowhere, according to government and industry sources.