Homeland Security — Special Issue

The Challenge
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Ensuring homeland security will involve a lot more than creating a new Cabinet department.

No Man's Land
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Across vast stretches of the Southwest border, security is just a pipe dream.

In The Line Of Fire
By Katherine McIntire Peters
It's the federal government's job to make sure the people who respond to the next terrorist attack have the tools and the training for the job.

Detecting The Threat
By Shane Harris
Technology and the war on terror.

In Transit
By Jason Peckenpaugh
Ten months after Sept. 11, Washington is letting the transportation sector protect itself.

Communication Breakdown
By Shane Harris
The FBI's ancient computer system inhibits its ability to share critical investigative information.


Editor's Notebook: The Cost Of Security

Who's Who

Profiles of some federal officials responsible for homeland security, including the following key players:

  • Office of Homeland Security
    Frank Cilluffo, Special Assistant to the President and Adviser for External Affairs
  • Border and Transportation Security
    Richard Bennis, Transportation Security Administration
    Gustavo De La Vina, Immigration and Naturalization Service
    Mary Ryan, State Department
    Michael Cronin, Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Public Health
    Scott Lillibridge, Health and Human Services Department
    Jerome Hauer, Health and Human Services Department
    Steven Bice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dr. David Fleming, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dr. Doug Hamilton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dr. Edward Baker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dr. James Hughes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health
    Maj. Gen. Lester Martinez-Lopez, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
    Thomas Day, U.S. Postal Service
  • Counterterrorism
    Francis Taylor, State Department
    Paquale D'Amuro, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Juan Zarate, Treasury Department
    Julie Myers, Treasury Department
    James Gurule, Treasury Department
    Marcy Forman, Customs Service
    Stephen Younger, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    James Clapper, National Imagery and Mapping Agency
    Brig Gen Douglas O'Dell, 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade
  • Domestic Preparedness
    Bruce Baughman, Office of National Preparedness
    Andy Mitchell, Office for Domestic Preparedness
    Stephen Wiley, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    John Gordon, Energy Department
    Richard Meserve, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Dr. Kristi Koenig, Veterans Affairs Department
    Kenneth Kasprisin, Readiness Response and Recovery Directorate
  • Infrastructure Protection
    Richard Clarke, Special Adviser to the President on Cyberspace Security
    John Tritak, Bureau of Industry and Security
    Ron Dick, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Paul Kurtz, National Security Council

On The Record

The top leaders of the homeland security effort describe the challange, in their own words:

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