Saturday, 24 July 2010

In the News: Top Secret America

COMMENTSFRONTLINE goes inside the Post's two-year examination into the massive, unwieldy, top-secret world the government has created in response to 9/11.STORIES FROM THE WASHINGTON POSTA Hidden World, Growing Out of ControlJuly 19, 2010The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies duplicate the same work.more »National Security Inc.July 20, 2010What started as a temporary fix in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has turned into a dependency that calls into question whether the federal workforce includes too many people obligated to shareholders rather than the public interest -- and whether the government is still in control of its most sensitive activities.more »The Secrets Next DoorJuly 21, 2010Fort Meade, Md., is the capital of Top Secret America -- an alternative geography of the United States defined by the concentration of top-secret government organizations and the companies that do work for them. It is the largest of a dozen such clusters across the United States that are the nerve centers of Top Secret America and its 854,000 workers
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