Homeland Security Director Speaks at the National Governor's Associations Winter Meeting in Washington [February 5, 2002] [open pdf - 65KB]
This transcript includes the February 24, 2002 remarks of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge at the National Governor's Association Committee on Human Resources winter meeting. "The governors have been working every bit as hard since September 11th to secure their respective states. And I might add, I have a feeling that if we make every hometown secure, the homeland will be secure. And I know the governors have been working with their mayors and their county executives rigorously and persistently. And one of the thoughts I want to leave with you today before I get into some of the specifics of our conversation is that the approach that we need to take in developing a national capacity to deal with the potential or the possibility of other terrorist incidents has to be a national approach."
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