ABSTRACT

State of Homeland Security 2006: An Annual Report Card on the Department of Homeland Security   [open pdf - 2MB]

"In the past three years, the Department's evolution has been a troubled one. While the Department has not yet been tested by another terrorist attack, its performance fell well below expectations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina last year. Its failure to prepare and respond to this disaster created serious questions about how much more secure our nation is five years after 9/11. Emergency response failures, a porous border, contract mismanagement, and, most recently, the agency's role in approving a foreign government's purchase of U.S. port terminals have left many Americans questioning our government's homeland security efforts. In our Committee oversight capacity, we have more questions than answers on the Department's progress. In order to fully understand the agency's progress, Committee Democrats are instituting this annual report card for the Department of Homeland Security."

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Date:
2006-03-02
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Public Domain
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House Committee on Homeland Security, Democratic Office: http://hsc-democrats.house.gov/hs/home.htm
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