Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Gothamist: Counterterrorism Chief Braced for Subway Attack:

While Falkenrath approved of the $100 million for Penn Station, there were plenty of things he didn't like in the bill:

"Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the field of homeland security has been gripped by a mania for plans, strategies and other mandatory reports. They are of almost no value to operating agencies in the field; and they seem to be ignored by virtually everyone except the government contractors paid to verify that the reporting requirements have been met."

Representative Peter King said that the statements had "a tremendous impact" given Falkenrath's former work with the federal government.

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