DHS's Ugly Birth
Homeland Security Watch has an excellent post on the birth of the Department of Homeland Security.
I think we're still feeling the affects of the flaws that were built into DHS's inception. Basically, its become the giant check-book in the sky instead of a dynamic organization that actually helps me do my job. I'll take the money, but that's about all I get in added value. It also added a cute layer of extra bureaucracy that came to fruition during the Katrina response.