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Homeland Security in the Next Administration

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: interagency; Homeland defense; homeland security transition; Department of Homeland Security

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.