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G.W. Schulz

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Homeland Security Reporter

Bio

G.W. Schulz joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2008 and covers homeland security for CIR and California Watch. Prior to joining CIR, he wrote extensively about politics, municipal corruption, workplace safety, criminal justice and the changing national landscape in news media for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Urban Tulsa, a weekly newspaper in Oklahoma. He was an early contributor to the Chauncey Bailey Project, which won a Tom Renner Award in 2008 from Investigative Reporters and Editors. In 2007, he won first place for investigative reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Public Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California. G.W. graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. Read Schulz's work here: http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org/reporters?profile=473

My priorities

Domestic intelligence gathering and collection; anti-terrorism and preparedness grants; homeland security contractors; disaster response and recovery; security technology

Recent Spotlight Articles

Free military surplus gear a boon to local Calif. law enforcement
A Pentagon equipment giveaway worth an estimated $2.8 billion has bolstered police, sheriff’s and fire departments across the country over the past two decades.
Fear and fortune
Sept. 11 hastened a booming homeland security industry. One southern California company still struggled to get ahead.
Homeland Security marked by waste, lack of oversight
Communities across California had difficulty managing millions in anti-terrorism grants handed out after Sept. 11. Paperwork went missing and rules weren't followed.
Video: How was the money spent?
Reporter G.W. Schulz describes some of the equipment purchased by California agencies with anti-terrorism grants—a catalog of items that range from surveillance devices and Hazmat suits to bomb-diffusing robots.
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