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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
investigator, POGO

At the time of publication, Mandy Smithberger was an investigator for the Project On Government Oversight, focusing on Department of the Interior oversight, including oil and gas royalties. Mandy also covered national security.

Authors: Mandy Smithberger

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