By Catherine Hartwell, H1 Contributor Counterterrorism in the United States has been firmly established as an intergovernmental issue. The consensus is that state and local governments have important roles to play in addition to the federal government. However, the involved organizations have not yet clarified exactly how this is going to work, creating a lot of frustration. For better or worse
U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testifies on Capitol Hill regarding the Colombian prositution scandal. Inquiries into the scandal have revealed dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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The debacle regarding housing hundreds of displaced people in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita resulted in federal legislation, reams of documents and, quite possibly, some lessons learned.Missteps and miasmas
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Extra high-voltage transformers are huge, custom-built systems, but DHS has demonstrated a way to replace damaged units quickly. These new units can replace damaged ones in days rather than months.Critical power supply
The attempted 2009 Christmas bombing revealed flaws in the TSA watchlist nomination process guarding against potential terror threats. A new report by the GOA shows what the government is doing to combat these issues.Security issues