Dr. Jack Longmire, an occupational medicine physician in OSHA's Office of Occupational Medicine, has been tabbed for the position of homeland security director.

Longmire will work with other federal agencies to plan protections against future terrorist attacks and respond to disasters.

OSHA chief John Henshaw wants his agency to play a role in homeland security, but so far it's a sketchy one at best. And there's no money behind it. The Bush administration did not earmark specific funds for homeland security in the OSHA fiscal 2003 budget. EPA received more than $124 million for homeland security issues.