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The High Price of Homeland Security

POSTED: 10:02 AM ET, 11/20/2007 by The Editors

Washington Post financial investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow Jr. has been pursuing waste, fraud and abuse in federal homeland security contracting for nearly three years. His latest story is about problems with the $1.2 billion plan to install radiation-detection machines at the nation's ports and borders. O'Harrow reported on a Nov. 16 letter to Congress from the director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office saying his staff members were looking into allegations that someone from DNDO had urged other federal officials to delete data on the machine's performance. Also in today's Post, Spencer S. Hsu reports that the Department of Homeland Security improperly awarded a half-billion-dollar, no-bid contract to a little-known Alaska Native corporation to install screening machines at airports. O'Harrow and reporter Scott Higham first reported on the contract in 2004.

By The Editors |  November 20, 2007; 10:02 AM ET
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Please show the connection between "conflict of interest" and corruption in government. For instance, we should not have a Vice President or President connected to the oil industry or the financial industry. The corruption in Alaska is another example of government gone awry due to "conflict of interest". No bid contracts are an inticate part of "conflict of interest".

Posted by: Roseville | November 20, 2007 1:05 PM

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