Wired has This Story on the Homeland Security Act.
They say while it has some positive aspects, the Homeland Security Act is also full of worrisome surprises for U.S. citizens concerned about their freedoms, particularly when combined with last year's USA PATRIOT Act. New surveillance measures, big business perks, and beats up the Freedom of Information Act.
"It's been hard enough in the best of times to get companies and government agencies to admit their mistakes and abuses. Now, thanks to the Homeland Security Act, we may have more of a reason to fear those very actions than we do the terrorist threats that the new law is supposed to address. "
They also have One On the Pentagon's proposed Total Information Awareness System.