I recommend looking at the 2005 American Enterprise Institute paper on homeland security spending at:
Providing insight about where, how, and why approximately $44 billion is being spent, the report expresses concern about homeland security spending decisions. In this excerpt from page six, they discuss how decisions are made.
“Imagine that after September 11th, all the players involved in airline security were in a room trying to figure out what to do. Some members of the public are scared to fly, others aren