“A new cabinet level position announced by President Bush to ensure domestic security has daunting tasks ahead, shoring up internal defenses…and unifying the information of dozens of disparate government organizations.” [CNN, 9/21/01]

As a New Jersey resident, I frequently traveled through New York’s World Trade Center from the Path train to various downtown locations. In fact, my first job out of college was just three blocks away from the twin towers on John Street. And I am sad to say that as of this writing, a former colleague that I worked with is missing. On September 11, 2001, I was fortunate enough to be traveling to southern Florida for a series of business meetings. Like the rest of us, I will never forget where I was and what I was doing that morning. That morning, during an informal meeting, an associate received a call from his wife suggesting that we switch on the TV. We watched with horror as the morning’s events unfolded. Days later it was clear that our world would never be the same

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