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Ridge, Governors Examine Terror Scenarios

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge gave governors a taste of terror Monday, playing out a simulated “tabletop” bioterrorism attack and likely responses — from trying to keep the public informed and calm to carrying out massive vaccinations. Gathered here for the final day of a National Governors Association meeting, state leaders brought their own concerns about homeland security to the simulation. Some worried about administrative logjams over money. Others talked of pressure on the National Guard. “How do the state government, local governments and federal government interact? That’s why we’re here,” Ridge said. “At the end of the day … the homeland is secure when the home towns are secure.” Full Story

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