Former Virginia Governor James Gilmore heads The Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons on Mass Destruction (also known as the Gilmore Commission). The Commission, created by Congress in 1999 to assess federal efforts to assist state and local responders in combating terrorism, released its fifth and final report titled "Forging America's New Normalcy: Securing Our Homeland, Protecting Our Liberty" on December 15, 2003. The Commission has offered foundational perspectives on: the nature of the threat to the United States, the components of a successful national strategy to safeguard against threats, and above all, the need to sustain the values set forth by our Founding Fathers.
The fifth report underscores that America has made advances, especially since September 11, on many fronts. The level of awareness and initiatives already undertaken by all levels of government, the private sector, and the general population constitute an important beginning - they offer a sound foundation for the New Normalcy - a condition that this report describes.
Please join us at The Heritage Foundation as Governor Gilmore addresses the recommendations and findings of the fifth Gilmore Commission report.
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Gov. James S. Gilmore, III
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