Iraq Isn't the Only One Missing Benchmarks
GAO Criticizes Homeland Security's Efforts to Fulfill Its Mission
Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 6, 2007; Page A10
Hobbled by inadequate funding, unclear priorities, continuing reorganizations and the absence of an overarching strategy, the Department of Homeland Security is failing to achieve its mission of preventing and responding to terrorist attacks or natural disasters, according to a comprehensive report by the Government Accountability Office.
The highly critical report disputes recent upbeat assessments by the Bush administration by concluding that the DHS has failed to make even moderate progress toward eight of 14 internal government benchmarks more than four years after its creation.
Mostly DHS is hobbled by Michael Chertoff. Almost $42 billion isn't sufficient budget for the guy who shuffles Katrina victims from hotels (and cruise ships) to trailers, then finds out…