America Responds to Terrorism
Anthrax and bioterrorism information, links to the FBI, Office
of Homeland Security, Defense Department, State Department,
and other federal agencies. Information on victim's benefits
and assistance, travel warnings and real time airport status.
Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - Protecting Democracy
State legislative activity in response to the terrorist attacks,
including actions on bioterrorism, electronic surveillance,
nuclear plant security, economic stimulus, and other issues.
Also, security measures in state capitols.
of State Governments - Suggested State Legislation
Suggested state legislation drafts, bill docket items, and other
related state legislation. Also, links to state anti-terrorism/homeland
security team sites.
Use "terrorism" as search term on this website to
see what actions states have taken in response to terrorist
Security Act, Public Law 107-71
Full text of federal legislation created to improve air transportation
security in response to the September 11 attacks, including
provisions to strengthen cockpit doors and federalize airport
screeners (Sponsor: Senator Ernest Hollings).
Department of State - The International Toll of September 11,
International map of casualties of the terrorist attack. Also,
links to information on the anti-terrorism coalition, humanitarian
efforts, homeland defense, and economic issues. Includes the
Electronic Journal on Terrorism.
of Defense - Defense of Freedom Medal
Information on the creation of a medal of honor for civilian
employees of the Department of Defense injured or killed in
the line of duty. The first recipients will be those killed
at the Pentagon in the terrorist attack.
Department of Emergency Management
Guidelines for preparing for terrorist attacks, links to key
state and federal players in emergency management - Virginia
State Police, Virginia Department of Health, Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
U. S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the FBI.
Department of Health - Bioterrorism Preparedness
FAQs about anthrax and other biological agent threats, safety
guidelines for state workers, terrorism victims' helplines,
and information on Virginia's bioterrorism preparedness.
Post-Attack Economic Response Task Force
To assist the businesses and workforce of Virginia in dealing
with the adverse economic impact of the terrorist attacks, Governor
Gilmore created the VPAER Task Force. This site links to the
final report to the Governor, as well as to individual work
group reports. Contains economic impact statistics for various
sectors of Virginia's economy.