February 22, 2013 |
Millicent D. West, former director of D.C. homeland security, admitted in federal court Friday to her role in diverting $100,000 intended for youth programs to pay for a 2009 inaugural ball. West, who pleaded guilty to lying on tax-related documents about how the money was spent, resigned her high-powered post in January 2012 amid the federal probe into the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. She headed the nonprofit, which doles out city funds for youth programs, before serving as homeland security director.
September 4, 2008 |
Kanika Powell suspected something when the man knocked on her door claiming to be an FBI agent. He held a badge up to her peephole but walked away when Powell refused to open up without seeing a photo ID. Five days later, there was another knock at the door of her Laurel area apartment. This time a different man, who said he was delivering a package. When Powell again refused to open the door, he also left -- no package, no note where it could be claimed. Five hours later, Powell was...
August 26, 2008
Regarding the Aug. 20 front-page article "Citizens' U.S. Border Crossings Tracked": The broad authority given to the Department of Homeland Security to monitor the comings and goings of U.S. citizens is evidence of the Bush administration's ongoing exploitation of the threat of terrorism to encroach on constitutional rights. There is legitimate outrage over such policies, but there should be equal outrage about other DHS policies that violate civil liberties and human rights in the name of national security.
February 24, 2010 |
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's nominee to lead the city's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency was unanimously approved Tuesday by a D.C. Council committee, despite her lack of experience in the field. The nomination still has to be approved by the full council. Millicent D. Williams, who has a degree in business with a concentration in commercial banking, previously worked as president of the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. and executive director of Serve D.C.-- experience different from that of her predecessors.
March 20, 2008 |
President Bush yesterday tapped veteran prosecutor Kenneth L. Wainstein to serve as his White House homeland security adviser as he moved to name another key counterterrorism official and defuse criticism that he has left important positions unfilled. Bush also named Michael E. Leiter to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the principal intelligence organization for analyzing terrorist threats and conducting operational planning for counterterrorism efforts. Leiter, previously the center's deputy...
October 29, 2009
WASHINGTON -- New Mexico national security initiatives in Los Alamos, Albuquerque and Socorro will receive $43 million in federal funding. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall say the money was contained in the 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill that was signed into law Wednesday. The funding includes $23 million for New Mexico Tech's National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in Socorro. Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories will receive $20 million for...