Question of the week: Do you believe that a systematic lack of information sharing directly affects our national security?Posted by Randy | June 07, 2013
Last month, the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice released a report on the Department's mismanagement of the Witness Security Program. It found that that the number of known or suspected terrorists admitted to the program is unknown, that DOJ has lost track of two suspected terrorists in the program, and that critical national security information is not being shared with other agencies.
The report contained sixteen recommendations “to assist the Department in its efforts to include national security considerations when identifying, admitting, monitoring and terminating Witness Protection Program participants who are known or suspected terrorists.”
On Tuesday, the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on the Department of Justice’s handling of known or suspected terrorists admitted into the Witness Security Program, which is designed to protect witnesses and their dependents that are in danger as a result of their agreement to testify for the government in a variety of cases.
Question of the week: Do you believe that a systematic lack of information sharing directly affects our national security?
( ) Yes.
( ) No.
( ) I don’t know.
( ) Other (leave your thoughts below).
Take the instaPoll here.
Find the results of last week’s instaPoll here.
What do you think? Weigh in:
Users are solely responsible for the opinions they post here and their comments do not necessarily reflect the views of Congressman Forbes.
We grieve with France. We stand with France against terrorists who attack the very ideals of freedom we stand for. https://t.co/ZRh9VFTyZO