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Chertoff vows emergency systems upgrade

The nation’s homeland security chief pledged Wednesday that 75 metropolitan areas would have modern disaster communications systems in place by 2009, even as a report by his agency conceded that many communities have a long way to go. While providing no concrete detail, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff essentially promised to scrap old radios and ancient grudges that continue to bedevil communications during crises, even five years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Full Story

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