First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: Statement of Gerald Dillingham, April 1, 2003 [open pdf - 153KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, First Public Hearing: Statement of Gerald Dillingham, 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 "Borders, Money, and Transportation Security". Dr. Dillingham is currently serving as the director of civil aviation issues for the U.S. General Accounting Office. In his testimony, Dillingham "addresses (1) transportation security before September 2001; (2) what the federal government has done since September 11 to strengthen transportation security, particularly aviation, mass transit, and port security; and (3) the long-term institutional challenges that face the federal agencies responsible for transportation security."
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: www.9-11commission.gov