Second Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Bogdan Dzakovic, May 22, 2003 [open pdf - 62KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, Second Public Hearing: Statement of Bogdan Dzakovic, May 22, 2003
The second public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on May 22-23, 2003 in Washington, DC. The Commission heard testimony on Congressional oversight as well as the state of the aviation security before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "State of the System: Civil Aviation Security on September 11th". In this statement before the Commission, Dzakovic discusses how abuses of secrecy are a clear and present danger to homeland security, from his perspective as a civil aviation security inspector for the Transportation Security Agency and former member of seven years with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Red Team, which conducted undercover tests on airport security through simulated terrorist attacks. His testimony revolves around the premise that what happened on 9/11 was not a failure in the system, but a demonstration of a system designed for failure.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: http://www.9-11commission.gov