October 29, 2003
Panel, new study cite homeland security shortfalls
By Chris Strohm
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Lawmakers and representatives from nongovernmental organizations said Wednesday
the federal government, and the Homeland Security Department specifically, are not doing enough to address homeland security
issues and problems.
On Capitol Hill, the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security released a new report in which 69 percent of respondents to a survey said the federal government should be doing more to meet the
demands of homeland security. Sixty-three percent of respondents said the government does not give them specific information
to protect their communities and 65 percent said they have never been contacted by DHS. Only 30 percent said communication
with the federal government is adequate. And 87 percent said they do not have adequate funding to meet their homeland security
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