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Security in a post 9/11 world–better or worse than before?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Facility Management

Published on December 05, 2005 with No Comments

Hard to believe that some experts are claiming the U.S. is in a less favorable position to defend itself against another attack than it was before the events of more than four years ago. Yet, those are some of the claims being raised in the final report from the bipartisan 9/11 commission.

For TFM‘s latest security coverage, see “The Path of Most Resistance” by Brian Kraemer.

At the heart of one of the issues is poor communication between federal and local authorities during emergencies–a shortcoming that surfaced again during Katrina coordination. These vulnerabilities will undoubtedly be explored once again in the next round of post-disaster investigations.

For TFM‘s post-Katrina coverage, see “Worst Case Scenario” by Heidi Schwartz.

CNN has a summary of the comments from members of the 9/11 commission here.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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