5 Missions, 14 Goals and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
Obama officials present a strategic redefining of Homeland Security's mission By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, February 2, 2010; 2:58 PM The Obama administration Monday delivered to Congress the nation's first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, defining homeland security for the first time as including hazards beyond terrorism, in a strategic document intended to drive long-term budget decisions.
Ah yes, when you can't find your ass (or your mission), what with all that staggering around in the China shop, it's certainly time to put out a 'strategic' document. Insisting upon clarity of purpose and effectiveness is no substitute for strategic documents.
Wonder if they have someone in mind who actually knows what one is? Certainly I don't.
Congress mandated the high-level strategic review in 2007, two years after Hurricane Katrina exposed failings in the government's response and four years after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The initiat…