Congressional Quarterly Taps Jeff Stein for New Role as National Security Editor

Founding Editor of CQ Homeland Security to Launch 'Spytalk' Column,

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Sep 07, 2005, 01:00 ET from Congressional Quarterly Inc.

    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.
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