TRAC Spotlight

TRAC Spotlight is a supplemental service for obtaining additional information about the topic of one of our special reports -- in this case the Department of Homeland Security. It is also embargoed for Monday, August 25 (6:30pm Sunday).

If you are already a TRACFED subscriber, just use the menu at left. If not, read on...

With Spotlight, there are now three distinct mechanisms for obtaining information that TRAC has obtained about the Department of Homeland Security and its various sub-agencies.

  1. Available on TRAC's free public site is the special report including:     summary | full report | about the data

  2. Available on TRAC Spotlight are query tools which allow you to access the actual database TRAC developed on which the report is based. It provides additional statistics, tables and county-by-county maps on DHS employees, their occupation, employment status (full versus part-time) salary and DHS payroll, as well as information on staffing changes since 9/11/01. For a $10 online charge you get 20 TRAC Spotlight queries over a 20-day period. Click here to get TRAC Spotlight on Homeland Security.

  3. Available on TRACFED, is TRAC's full-service subscription site. (Access to all TRAC Spotlight tools are also automatically included.) TRACFED, however, is not limited to the DHS. It provides very extensive information about all kinds of criminal and civil enforcement activities (current thru June 30, 2003), IRS administrative actions, and federal employees (current thru September 2002), including case-by-case information about individual federal judges and prosecutors (current thru June 30, 2003). Click here to subscribe to TRACFED.

The TRAC Spotlight tool provides three different viewing options. To begin, select a question view from the left-hand menu bar. After making the necessary selections, click submit request and the desired information will be delivered to your browser.