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Clarke book cites management, info-sharing problems at DHS

The Bush administration’s homeland security strategy, including its new emphasis on cybersecurity, is poorly managed and being held hostage to decades-old cultural and turf battles, according to a new book out this week by former White House adviser Richard Clarke. Clarke’s book, Against All Enemies, hit stores yesterday and caused an immediate uproar in Washington. In it, Clarke accuses the Bush administration of politicizing the war on terror and forcing a virtual army of professional staffers to pull recalcitrant senior officials to the realization that national threats had changed and required new defenses. Clarke ended a 30-year career in government last March as chairman of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and the de facto cybersecurity czar. Full Story

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