White House Reviews Security Backbone

    Date15 Jul 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    3083
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The White House budget office said on Friday it was setting up a review board to assess the technology needs of the proposed Department of Homeland Security. "This new department should have one world-class infrastructure, and on the books right now . . . The White House budget office said on Friday it was setting up a review board to assess the technology needs of the proposed Department of Homeland Security. "This new department should have one world-class infrastructure, and on the books right now are plans totaling between $1 billion and $2 billion. And so a review board has been constituted to pick the best of those and to move forward with one plan," White House budget director Mitch Daniels said.

    President Bush has proposed folding all or parts of 22 agencies--including the Secret Service, Coast Guard and Border Patrol--into a new department to better guard against a Sept. 11-type attack.

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