Ridge: Attempted Attacks Part of Post-9/11 Reality – CQ Homeland Security

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday that intelligence was the key factor in Friday’s discovery of two improvised explosive devices in U.S.-bound cargo packages. But while he called the sharing and analysis of information critical to preventing future attacks, he said he worries that congressional regulation of the intelligence community has made its work overly procedural.

“Congress has built so much process into intelligence that it’s replaced good judgment,” he said during a forum hosted by the George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute.