Letter to Michael Chertoff, Secretary Department of Homeland Security from Joseph I. Lieberman, Ranking Minority Member [open pdf - 687KB]
"Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees criticized the way in which the DNDO had been established and both cut $100 million from the Office's proposed $227 million budget for 2006. Creation of the DNDO is an example of action being taken before thoughtful planning despite the seriousness of the problems being addressed, the Senate Appropriations Committee averred (Sen. Report 109-83)The Committee strongly agrees with the importance of improving nuclear detection capabilities and coordination, but is troubled by the manner in which this initiative has been handled. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) complained about the lack of consultation on the proposed reorganization, and itemized his specific concerns in a 9 page letter to the Department of Homeland Security on June 10."
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