First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Zoë Baird, April 1, 2003 [open pdf - 45KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, First Public Hearing: Statement of Zoë Baird, April 1, 2003
The first public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on March 31-April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, NY. The purpose of this public hearing was to engage those whose lives were forever changed by the events of September 11 in a public dialogue about the Commission's goals and priorities. The Commission also sought to learn about work already completed and the state of current knowledge, in order to identify the most important issues and questions requiring further investigation. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "Law Enforcement, Domestic Intelligence, and Homeland Security". Baird is president of the Markle Foundation, a private philanthropy that focuses on using information and communications technologies to address critical public needs. Baird's testimony is based on the report of the Markle Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age which addresses the use of information and intelligence to improve domestic security while protecting established liberties.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: www.9-11commission.gov