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September 11, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary since the 9/11 series of terrorist attacks in the United States. What happened that day changed our lives forever. The events of that day unleashed the ill-termed "war on terror," and along its wake, many trends unfolded. Among them, the role of the private sector in areas of defense, homeland security, and military deployment changed rapidly. The news articles and special reports in this section have carefully selected to help us reflect on what has changed, how, and why.
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Australia: Terror fight costs $30 billion. AS THE world commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Australia's bill for fighting terrorism edges towards $30 billion, and local analysts are questioning whether we are getting value for money. By Tom Hyland,: Sydney Morning Herald: September 11, 2011: TEXT

10 Winners And 10 Losers Of 9/11. Before 9/11 there were just a few private security companies in the world, usually operating well outside the limelight. But over the past decade the business has exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry. By By Christian Caryl, Radio Free Europe, September 10, 2011: TEXT | PICTURES

Office building security tightened after 9/11. Post-9/11 security has made some streets less friendly, though, especially around government centers such as Washington and L.A.'s civic center district, where sturdy posts along the sidewalks make barriers for would-be bombers in vehicles. By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2011: TEXT

9/11 Attacks Led To Half-Trillion-Dollar Homeland Security Spending Binge. According to an estimate by Ohio State University political scientist John Mueller and Australian engineer Mark Stewart, the cumulative increase in U.S. domestic homeland security spending since the 9/11 terror attacks totals about $580 billion. By Dan Froomkin, Huffington Post, September 9, 2011: TEXT

Small military contractors flourished after 9/11 attacks. After 9/11, money began to flow to big defense contractors. But smaller companies such as AeroVironment Inc. and ITT Corp. saw even more dramatic revenue growth. By By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2011: TEXT

7 Key Homeland Security IT Developments Since 9/11. DHS has had mixed success over the past 10 years as it has created information sharing portals, biometrics systems, cybersecurity organizations, and border security technology. By J. Nicholas Hoover, Information Week, September 8, 2011: TEXT

How Sept. 11 changed government contracting forever. Government contractors saw their market changed overnight, with a rush of government spending on new security priorities, creating an abundance of business opportunities. By Nick Wakeman, Washington Technology, September 7, 2011: TEXT

How private firms have cashed in on the climate of fear since 9/11. The past ten years have seen the growth of a national security industrial complex that melds government and business. By Paul Harris, The Guardian, September 5, 2011: TEXT | PICTURE

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