US Homeland Security: Fraud, Waste & Malfeasance
by DYLAN MURPHY (ACTIVIST POST)
(June 1, 2013) DHS wastes billions of taxpayers' money in the so-called fight against terrorism
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress passed legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Its mission was simple to protect the United States from any future terrorist attacks.
It now employs over 240,000 people to carry out five core security missions. Number one is to prevent terrorism and enhance security. This is closely followed by managing US borders and administering immigration law to safeguarding cyberspace and ensuring resilience to natural disasters.
The Department of Homeland Security has become the third largest Federal department bringing together 22 different Federal agencies and has a huge billion dollar budget.
Recent events have cast shadows over the Department of Homeland Security and suggest that the third largest Federal department is not fit for purpose.
One large shadow over the DHS is the damning report issued by Senator Tom Coburn in December 2012 "Safety At Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in US Cities.