You will never find a more wretched hive of Scum and Villainy - Department of Homeland Security

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Talk about piss-poor management. From The Washington Post:
DHS �fusion centers� portrayed as pools of ineptitude, civil liberties intrusions
An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators.

The nationwide network of offices known as �fusion centers� was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address concerns that local, state and federal authorities were not sharing information effectively about potential terrorist threats.

But after nine years � and regular praise from officials at the Department of Homeland Security � the 77 fusion centers have become pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liberties intrusions, according to a scathing 141-page report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations.
More:
But the report documents spending on items that did little to help share intelligence, including gadgets such as �shirt button� cameras, $6,000 laptops and big-screen televisions. One fusion center spent $45,000 on a decked-out SUV that a city official used for commuting.

�In reality, the Subcommittee investigation found that the fusion centers often produced irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence reporting to DHS, and many produced no intelligence reporting whatsoever,� the report said.

The bipartisan report, released by subcommittee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and ranking minority member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), portrays the fusion center system as ineffective and criticizes the Department of Homeland Security for poor supervision.
And one last little bit:
Investigators found instances in which the analysts used intelligence about U.S. citizens that may have been gathered illegally.
What? DHS acted illegally? Napolitano was barely competent as Governor and is way above her pay grade at DHS. The organization is rotten at the top.

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