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Intelligence to Be Shared, Ridge Tells Governors

Tom Ridge, secretary of homeland security, told the nation’s governors today that his department was taking added steps to make sure they are given all necessary intelligence to respond quickly to a terrorist attack or the threat of one. Speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association, Mr. Ridge said that in addition to the governors, five senior officials in each state would be given top-secret security clearances to receive classified information, and that when the color-coded terror alert changed, governors would get any information federal intelligence agencies have on specific targets. “We still have a long, long way to go,” said Mr. Ridge, who was governor of Pennsylvania before President Bush appointed him to oversee domestic security. “But I’m confident that if we can work through governors down through mayors and local governments, we will get stronger and more secure every single day in the future as we have every single day since 9/11.” Full Story

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