Department of Homeland Security a Bureaucratic Behemoth After Eight Years

Eight years ago today the George W. Bush administration completed the largest reorganization and expansion of the federal government since the Cold War with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The move combined 22 disparate federal agencies, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the U.S. Secret Service, under a new Cabinet-level office at the White House with a starting budget of $37 billion -- a 90 percent increase in homeland security spending over the year...Full Story
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