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UPDATE: Homeland Security intelligence office to be investigated

Congress has called for further investigation of the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis following a Center for Investigative Reporting examination that found the outfit has done little to add to or improve the nation’s intelligence data. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last month directed the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ […]

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Green war in the skies: U.S. airlines vs. EU emissions law

This story appears in the current Green Report on Photo courtesy Rene Schwietzke/Flickr Planes flying over the North Atlantic, where the Arctic and Caribbean air currents collide, are generally accustomed to heavy turbulence. But there is something new happening in that airspace that is creating profound turbulence on the ground: The EU is now […]

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Interactive: Who’s winning the most in homeland security earmarks?

Congress earmarked more than $450 million in taxpayer money for homeland security purposes between the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years, according to the analysis conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Critics say that at best, earmarks frequently ignore procedures designed by the federal government to ensure taxpayer funds are well spent. At worst, they’re […]

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Arizona has figured prominently in the evolution of the Department of Homeland Security since its creation in 2003. When Barack Obama took office, he appointed the state’s governor, Janet Napolitano, to head the department, and she was confirmed by Congress with little opposition. But some critics, including reporters who covered her meteoric rise as a […]

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In the spring of 2008, local officials across the country in charge of spending federal anti-terrorism grants responded with befuddlement to a new rule imposed by the Department of Homeland Security on anyone planning to apply for the preparedness funds. In order to be eligible that year, grantees would need to devise a plan for […]