Thursday, December 30, 2004

Because the Important Thing Isn't National Security -- It's Which Bureaucrat Has the Most Turf

The Justice Department's Inspector General warns that a bureaucratic disagreement over fingerprint databases "creates a risk that a terrorist could enter the country undetected." His conclusions come in a 110-page report. Seems infighting between different federal agencies has slowed down efforts to unify all the different fingerprint databases. So most foreign visitors are never screened. (NYT)

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