We offer a big congratulations and best wishes to our friend and former colleague Eileen Sullivan at the Associated Press who yesterday won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
Many of you may remember Eileen’s great work for Federal Times back in 2003-2005 when she covered our homeland security beat. She broke a number of stories for us, including stories in late 2004 and early 2005 about how the Homeland Security Department imposed — and then later rescinded — a highly controversial policy that required employees to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to gain access to unclassified information marked “for official use only” and “sensitive but unclassified”.
Eileen won the Pulitzer yesterday (as well as, in March, the coveted Goldsmith Award for Investigative Reporting) for her work as part of a team of four AP reporters who broke an important series of stories on how the New York Police Department, assisted by the CIA, developed a sprawling covert human intelligence operation targeted at New York City’s Muslim community.
We’re very happy for you, Eileen!