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The Washington Post has unleashed a massive project on the growth of domestic intelligence gathering activities as a response to terrorism.


The government's goal is to have every state and local law enforcement agency in the country feed information to Washington to buttress the work of the FBI, which is in charge of terrorism investigations in the United States.

The government's goal is to have every state and local law enforcement agency in the country feed information to Washington to buttress the work of the FBI, which is in charge of terrorism investigations in the United States.

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Today's story, along with related material on The Post's Web site, examines how Top Secret America plays out at the local level. It describes a web of 4,058 federal, state and local organizations, each with its own counterterrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions.

The map accompanying the project, for example, says there are 30 agencies in the Little Rock metro area contributing to the effort. Here's the state profile, which says we rank 29th among the 50 states in counterterrorism and homeland security organizations.

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