This is another government tasking at taxpayer expense that is unnecessary. Yes, there are terrorists out there. And yes, Homeland Security and the State Department need to monitor what threats there are, and counteract them as necessary - this is already part of their job descriptions and being done. But the lack of appointments and unfilled positions and budget cuts are already stretching these vital departments, especially the state department (with vital positions unfilled abroad that are part of the information gathering process!), and tasking this report takes time from the work they are already trying to get done.