Homeland Security in the Next Administration
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Jay Carafano
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: interagency; Homeland defense; homeland security transition; Department of Homeland Security
Coverage: United States
The Department of Homeland Security has received disparate and, at times, contradictory direction from Congress, which has resulted in a plethora of unrealistic mandates. Congress's first objective should be to address the lack of effective congressional leadership, and consolidate congressional oversight.