08/10/2007 - William C. “Bill” Burke has served as director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency since 2003, coordinating incident response while building terrorism preparedness alongside Illinois Homeland Security and the state’s Terrorism Task Force.
08/10/2007 - Since the September 11 attacks, air travelers have been required to present a government-issued photo ID—typically a driver’s license—before boarding commercial flights in the United States. Agents scrutinize these documents as if they offered some definitive proof of identity. They do not.
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The number of U.S. metropolitan areas—of 75 surveyed—that received high marks for communications interoperability. The top-ranking areas identified in the survey were Columbus, Ohio; Laramie County, Wyoming; Minneapolis-St. Paul; San Diego; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Washington, D.C.