Wednesday, January 06, 2010

GWB's Biggest 'Big Gummint' Fail

George W Bush, like his father, is a Big Gummint Republican. And he followed that philosophy slavishly. While I think GWB was an honest guy, all that means was that GWB made honest mistakes.

And, arguably, the biggest 'honest mistake' was DHS.

The Homeland Security Department’s National Operations Center (NOC) is “unable” to do its job of ensuring coordination among the 22 federal agencies that make up the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and focuses too much on disaster management rather than terrorism prevention, according to its own inspector general.

The National Operations Center, in fact, functions largely in name only, and current operations apparently have diminished its ability to respond to terrorist threats

This is no surprise to anyone who has passed Organization 101--or even saw the textbook sometime during college.

...Despite a legislative mandate to coordinate the country’s homeland security functions, the inspector general’s (IG) report found that the NOC must “politely request” cooperation and information from other agencies. The NOC “is functional only in name,” the report stated.

How bad is it?

“Despite the need for Operations Side and Intelligence Side personnel to work in tandem to achieve all-hazards NOC readiness, a disconnect exists because of an unclear chain of command and the inability of the Operations Side to obtain higher-level security clearances,” the report stated.

In fact, the Senior Watch Offices (SWO) that manage the NOC are not receiving the intelligence they need to coordinate the nation’s activities and inform senior DHS staff.

Don't think for a millisecond that the Obama Regime will be able to fix this. They share the GWB "Big Gummint" philosophy.

Just think of ObamaCare as the logical extension.


Billiam said...

More gummint involement = less effinciency as well as accountabilty.

Tim Morrissey said...

But da gubmink help us, don't it?

Reaganite Republican said...

Good post D29- very informative