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Justin Rood

Features

Threat Connector

News And Analysis

Dicey Diplomacy

Features

Wasted Year

Features

Swamped

Management

Swarming Information

To net terrorists, abandon bureaucracy.

Management

Getting Serious

Charlie Allen is repackaging Homeland Security intelligence to boost the department's reputation.

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Getting Serious

Features

Medical Catastrophe

Defense

House panel to probe federal medical response capacity

Committee interested in what responses to Katrina and Rita say about ability to handle terrorist attack.

Features

Clean Sweep

Features

FEMA's Decline

Defense

FEMA’s decline: an agency's slow slide from grace

Once the poster child for transformation and efficiency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s gradual deterioration left it weak and ill-prepared for Katrina.

Defense

Chertoff warned of problems with separate border security agencies

Inspector general backed merger of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection bureaus, but Homeland Security secretary rejected recommendation.

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Ex-Army Corps officials say budget cuts imperiled flood mitigation efforts

Current chief of engineers says budget problems did not contribute to crisis in New Orleans.

News

Seattle man accused of plotting attack on federal building

Vietnam-era Army vet was angry he was denied veterans benefits.