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Lawmaker questions demise of government technology task force

A senior Democratic lawmaker on Friday questioned why the Homeland Security Department shut down an independent task force before it finished examining several government technology programs, including the nation’s biometric border security system. Rep. Jim Turner, D-Texas, ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, sent DHS Secretary Tom Ridge a letter this week expressing concerns about the cancellation of the Data Management Improvement Act Task Force, which was created by Congress in 2000 and authorized to operate until 2008. Full Story

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