Sunday, November 28, 2010

Taking The Lead On Non-cooperation

The Department of Homeland Security has decided that it will not integrate it radio communications system with other federal law enforcement agencies. Apparently Janet Reno Napolitano, John Morton, and Alan Bersin don't consider cooperation in the war on terror to be a priority.

Federal law enforcement officers from different agencies soon will be able to talk to each other on their own radios in the Washington area - but the Department of Homeland Security will not be a part of the new system.

The Justice Department this month is rolling out a new state-of-the-art interoperable tactical communications system in the national capital region. Called IWN, for Integrated Wireless Network, the new system addresses long-standing problems with existing legacy radio systems highlighted by communications failures on Sept. 11 and during Hurricane Katrina.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes some of the federal government's largest law enforcement agencies - and which is responsible for leading national efforts on interoperable communications - will not be a part of it, however. Officials said DHS may participate in the system in other parts of the country, but not in the capital area, a decision made in 2007.

DHS was lacking two things that are essential in the federal government for big projects like IWN to succeed, according to a former federal official with close knowledge of the issue, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivities of his current employer.

And here is the reason, DHS is a leaderless institution, divided between competing sub-agencies; Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Border Patrol, Federal Protective Services, and the U.S. Secret Service.

"You need someone to be in charge and you need a place to put the money," said the former official, "DHS had neither."

The component agencies within DHS, like the Secret Service, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), each have their own legacy communications systems, and there was no power center in the department that could force them to work together on modernization.

"The components all had their own equities, their own agenda ... and the components were where the budget power was," the former official concluded.

All have their own bailiwicks, own concerns, own agendas. None care about the security of the United States. ICE and USCIS are more concerned about implementing the Obama Regime Amnesty. CBP and USBP do not concern themselves with each other or with ICE, USCIS, USSS or FPS, much less the FBI, ATFE, US Park Police or any other law enforcement agency.

What we have is a dysfunctional DHS, unable and unwilling to instruct its component agencies on how to cooperate for the good of the United States. While this is only about radio communication, it runs deeper, with each DHS component having its own agenda, separate and apart from the rest of DHS and the federal government. Uncaring and unconcerned, the separate agencies have their own agenda and it is not the good of the United States. They are bureaucracies with their own agenda; unaccountable and a Regime unable or unwilling to reign them in.

In the end the result is that these agencies will be doing nothing, spending millions, but leaving illegal aliens to run free. Much like Luis Perez, free to attend university and law school at tax-payer expense without any worry from ICE and John Morton.

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