Tom Ridge: "Everybody Is a Volunteer"
Just 10 days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Bush announced the formation of the Office of Homeland Security and the appointment of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to the Cabinet-level position of Director. The OHS is responsible for coordinating "the executive branch's efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States," according to a statement issued from the White House.
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