WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Stein, the founding editor of CQ Homeland Security (CQHLS), who oversaw its rise to the must-read publication on domestic security for Washington insiders, will be taking on a new role for CQHLS and a bigger profile for the company at large, CQ Editor and Senior Vice President David Rapp announced. With the new title of National Security Editor, Stein will write a weekly column for CQHLS called "Spytalk," taking advantage of his wide network of sources in the intelligence community for CQ's award-winning Web site and daily e-newsletter. A Washington journalist of long standing specializing in national security, foreign policy, intelligence and defense issues, Stein will also be contributing to CQ Today, the company's legislative news-daily, and will write cover-story length pieces for the CQ Weekly on intelligence and homeland security issues, adding a unique and authoritative voice to CQ's flagship news magazine. "Jeff came to CQ three years ago this month with an admittedly vague mission but a certain mandate," Rapp said. "We asked him to turn CQ Homeland Security, CQ's first new 'vertical' product launch, into the No. 1 source of intelligence and inside information for agency officials, industry players and public policy professionals. In that short time, CQHLS took CQ into new markets off Capitol Hill, was nominated for an award from the Online News Association, and become known throughout the homeland security community as the most authoritative voice on this wide-ranging and all-absorbing topic." A frequent contributor to The New York Times and Washington Post, Stein is also the co-author of "Saddam's Bombmaker" (Scribner, 2000), written with an Iraqi dissident scientist, and author of "A Murder in Wartime: The Untold Spy Story That Changed the Course of the Vietnam War" (St. Martin's Press, 1992). He appears regularly on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, the BBC and Washington's CBS affiliate WUSA-TV as a commentator on national security issues. About Congressional Quarterly Inc. With more than 125 reporters, editors and researchers covering Capitol Hill and Washington, CQ is an award-winning and path breaking news organization that publishes in print and online, on a weekly, daily and real- time basis. Its high-level readership includes nearly every member of Congress, as well as top officials in the Executive Branch, leaders in business and associations, top academic institutions and important media outlets, providing these opinion leaders with comprehensive, current and non- partisan information on government, politics and public policy. CQ's expanding product line includes: CQ Weekly, CQ Today, CQ.com, CQ Homeland Security, CQ Politics Weekly, Governing Magazine, and a line of books and directories under the CQ Press imprint. CQ is owned by the Times Publishing Co. of St. Petersburg, Fla., publisher of the St. Petersburg Times and other publications. The controlling stock of the Times Publishing Co. and Congressional Quarterly Inc. is owned by the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalists in St. Petersburg.
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