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Following are responses to an FCW.com poll question that asked, "Given an opportunity, would you work for the Homeland Security Department?"

With this uncertainty, the new department heads must be held accountable to a much more stringent law or oversight. So assuring correctness and holding accountable all those in charge of the new department on operational and personnel activities is a must! Specific rules applying to those agency heads must be outlined and fleshed out immediately! Otherwise, we slow down the intent of the agency, namely to assure homeland security.

Name withheld by request

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An opportunity to work in and for a new agency with expanded powers comes but once in a lifetime. Once the Federal Aviation Administration was the ultimate agency to work for, with vast powers to regulate and build a better United States. Now it is fast becoming the Homeland Security Department. What better way to complete federal service than to have a helping hand in building this new agency?

Name withheld by request

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As a federal employee, I would not work at the Homeland Security Department until Congress decides on how our current civil service rights and guarantees are to be handled. I will stay with the Army and still serve my country yet retain my civil service security.

Name withheld by request

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