Monday, February 20, 2006

Keeping the "Go To" Man Secret

Get ready for a repeat of Katrina confusion in the event of a terrorist attack.

The Directorate of National Intelligence -- Washington's answer to the pre-9/11 intel failures -- has a new "go to" man for local police departments in the even of a terror threat or attack.

But they don't want to tell anyone -- presumably even cops -- who he is or how to get in touch with him.

He's not a covert agent, but a public contact.

And a reporter for Congressional Quarterly had a difficult time finding out his name.

The 9/11 Commission, you may recall, cited secrecy between agencies as one of the reasons behind 9/11 intel failures. (

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