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Another Spin of the Homeland Security Revolving Door

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced yesterday that Tracy A. Henke, Assistant Secretary for the Preparedness Directorate's Office of Grants and Training, has resigned, effective October 31, 2006.  Henke is leaving for the private sector, specifically to become a senior advisor at the Ashcroft Group, a Washington lobbying firm headed by former Attorney General John Ashcroft. 

Henke, a recess appointment, drew criticism earlier this year for slashing anti-terror funding to New York City and Washington DC while increasing money for St. Louis and Kansas City in her home state of Missouri.

By: Mandy Smithberger
Director, CDI Straus Military Reform Project, POGO

Photograph of Mandy Smithberger Mandy Smithberger is the Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight.

Authors: Mandy Smithberger

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