High tech for homeland security: we must do more

Wednesday, 12 June 2002, 1:41 PM EST

Reading the Bush Administration's proposal for the new Department of Homeland Security, you might think the plan is something completely new. But two other, similar proposals are already circulating in Washington.

Senator Joseph Lieberman has been promoting a bill called the National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002. The Lieberman plan had been gaining broad bipartisan support in Congress before Bush unveiled his alternative last week.

Yet another proposal--authored before Sept. 11 by former senators Gary Hart, a Democrat, and Warren Rudman, a Republican--is called the Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change.

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