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By Robert O’Harrow Jr., Published: October 2

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An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators.The nationwide network of offices known as “fusion centers” was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address concerns that local, state and federal authorities were not sharing information effectively about potential terrorist threats.But after nine years — and regular praise from officials at the Department of Homeland Security — the 77 fusion centers have become pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liberties intrusions, according to a scathing 141-page report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations.

via DHS ‘fusion centers’ portrayed as pools of ineptitude and civil liberties intrusions – The Washington Post.

 

In the summer of 2010, business columnist for The Washington Post Steven Pearlstein lifted the veil on the little-known company operating procedure that involves an incestuous relationship between his own employer, and the scandal-plagued, for-profit university known as Kaplan.1 In his column, Pearlstein made the argument that while personnel in the newsroom may have nothing to do with Kaplan, they most certainly have “benefited from its financial success.”

via Scandal at The Washington Post: Fraud, Lobbying & Insider Trading.

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U.S. officials say they see Iran’s hand in the increasingly brutal crackdown on opposition strongholds in Syria, including evidence of Iranian military and intelligence support for government troops accused of mass executions and other atrocities in the past week.

Three U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports from the region described a spike in Iran­ian-supplied arms and other aid for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a time when the regime is mounting an unprecedented offensive to crush resistance in the key city of Homs.

via U.S. officials: Iran is stepping up lethal aid to Syria – The Washington Post.

Last week, before the health-care bill passed the House, Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, met with The Washington Post’s editorial board and a group of newsroom reporters and editors. Collins, 59, is a physician and scientist who helped guide the Human Genome Project to completion n. He has led the NIH since last summer and oversees its 27 institutions and centers, 18,000 employees and budget of $36 billion (including stimulus funds).

Collins is also known for his 2007 book, “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.” He responded to questions about his Christian faith, health-care reform and genetic testing. Here are excerpts from that interview.

via Conversations: NIH Director Francis S. Collins – washingtonpost.com.

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A Taiwanese firm agreed to a request from a company in China to procure sensitive components with nuclear uses and then shipped them to Iran at the Chinese company’s request, the firm’s head said Friday. Such transactions violate U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran.

via World Digest: Taiwanese firm says it sent nuclear parts to Iran – washingtonpost.com – Mozilla Firefox.

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