Sat May 10 20:17:51 2003

About the Commission
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,
an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional
legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late
2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,
including preparedness for and the immediate response to the
attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations
designed to guard against future attacks.

The Commission held its first public hearing March 31 - April 1,
2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.
The hearing was open to the public and the media, and archived video
is available online.

The Commission's second public hearing will be held on May 22 - 23,
2003 in Washington, DC.

Commission Staff
(in alphabetical order)
Inquiries regarding Commission staff may be directed to Al
Felzenberg, deputy for communications, at (202) 331-4062.

Alexis Albion. Professional staff member. Formerly the historian of
the International Spy Museum responsible for researching and
developing programs for the public, scholars, and professionals in
the intelligence community.

Scott Allan. Counsel. Former special counsel to Ambassador Richard
Holbrooke. Practice and legal studies focused on international law.
Law clerk for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia.

John Azzarello. Counsel. Attorney at Carella Byrne in New Jersey.
Former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States
Attorney's Office in Newark and a former legal commentator on Court
Television Network.

Warren Bass. Professional staff member. Senior Fellow at the Council
on Foreign Relations directing the Council's special terrorism
project. Author of the forthcoming book, Support Any Friend:
Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance
(Oxford UP).

Bruce Berkowitz. Consultant. Research fellow at the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University, and senior analyst at RAND.
Began career at the CIA. Author of several books, including The New
Face of War and Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age. Has
also served on Senate Intelligence Committee staff and as a
consultant to the intelligence community and Defense Department.

Mark Bittinger. Professional staff member. A policy analyst with
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) working with
clients such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint
Staff, and the U.S. State Department. Author of "Emergency Response:
Police, Firefighters and Medical Personnel," in the Encyclopedia of
World Terrorism: 1996-2002.

Sam Brinkley. Professional staff member. Former marine and civil
servant. Significant government experience in counterterrorism,
international and domestic weapons of mass destruction preparedness,
and aviation security policies.

Daniel Byman. Consultant. Led 'look-back' team and worked on CIA
issues for the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Assistant professor of
security studies at Georgetown University. Previously director for
research at RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. Author of
Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts (Johns
Hopkins UP, 2002) and co-author of The Dynamics of Coercion:
American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (Cambridge
UP, 2002).

Dianna Campagna. Manager of Operations. Former principal director of
Housing and Urban Development's Executive Secretariat. Held
management positions in the real estate and managed the paper flow
and office systems in the White House Counsel's office and, prior to
that, at the White House Office of the Staff Secretary.

Sam Caspersen. Counsel. Former attorney with Sullivan and Cromwell
in New York with background in international relations. Former clerk
for Judge George Sprague in Cambridge, MA.

Melissa Coffey. Administrative Assistant. Former communications
assistant at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Former Hill staffer.

Lance Cole. Consultant. Assistant Law Professor at Pennsylvania
State University Dickinson School of Law. Served as Deputy
Democratic Special Counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee.

Raj De. Counsel. Former litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers
and former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Served
as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the Office of the Prosecutor
at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Thomas Dowling. Professional staff member. Career foreign service
officer for thirty years, with extensive experience in the Middle
East and South Asia. Currently adjunct professor at the Joint
Military Intelligence College.

Steve Dunne. Deputy General Counsel. Assistant U.S. Attorney,
District of Maryland. Former litigation partner Wilmer, Cutler &
Pickering. Former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme
Court, and Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC

Margaret Edwards. Consultant for Communications. Currently director
of external relations at University of Virginia's Miller Center of
Public Affairs and former media director of the National Commission
on Federal Election Reform.

Thomas Eldridge. Counsel. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the
District of Columbia. Coordinated federal interagency review of U.S.
International Crime Control Strategy.

John Farmer. Senior Counsel. Former Attorney General of the State of
New Jersey and Chairman of New Jersey's Domestic Preparedness Task
Force in the aftermath of September 11.

Alvin Felzenberg. Deputy for Communications. Formerly at Voice of
America, after serving as communications consultant to Secretary of
the Navy Gordon England. Directed the Heritage Foundation's "Mandate
2000" project on the presidential transition process, and was editor
of Keys to a Successful Presidency. Held several senior staff
positions with the House of Representatives.

Susan Ginsburg. Counsel. Former senior official in the Treasury
Department's Office of Enforcement. Law clerk for the Honorable
Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
and worked in the State Department's Bureau of International
Narcotics Matters.

Doug Greenburg. Counsel. Former litigation partner at Winston and
Strawn and a former staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Former law clerk to the Hon. Alan E. Norris, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Barbara Grewe. Counsel. Associate General Counsel GAO, working on
investigations of fraud in government operations or contracts.
Served as Special Investigative Counsel for DOJ Inspector General's
9-11 review. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of

Karen Heitkotter. Executive Assistant. Formerly with the State
Department, the National Security Council, and the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Dana Hyde. Counsel. Former attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
(London) and Zuckerman Spaeder (Washington, DC). Served as special
assistant to the deputy attorney general and as special assistant to
the president for Cabinet Affairs in the Clinton administration.

John Ivicic. Security Officer. Career intelligence community
official. Comes to the Commission from the Congressional Joint
Inquiry, where he served as the security officer.

Michael Jacobson. Counsel. Worked on FBI team for the Congressional
Joint Inquiry. Formerly an assistant general counsel and
intelligence analyst in the FBI's National Security Division.

Bonnie Jenkins. Counsel. Fellow at Harvard's JFK School's Belfer
Center. Assistant director of the State Department's Kosovo History
Project from 1999 to 2001, formerly worked on the National
Commission on Terrorism (1999-2000) and as general counsel for the
Commission on the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat
Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Also a Lieutenant
Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

William Johnstone. Professional staff member. Served for over 20
years as a senior Congressional staff member, most recently as
senior policy advisor and legislative director for Senator Max
Cleland. Formerly with the Department of Labor.

Stephanie Kaplan. Special Assistant. Former assistant director for
international security at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS) and a former associate with the Aspen Strategy Group,
a policy program of The Aspen Institute.

Janice Kephart-Roberts. Counsel. Former counsel to Senator Kyl for
the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and
Government Information. Conducted oversight of DOJ and INS
counterterrorism activities.

Miles Kara. Professional staff member. Worked on the 'other
agencies' team of the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Retired Army
intelligence officer, who worked as a civilian in the Department of
Defense Inspector General's Office of Intelligence Review from 1992
until selected as a member of the Joint Inquiry staff.

Christopher Kojm. Deputy Executive Director. Former Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Intelligence Policy in the State Department since
1998. Previously a senior staffer for Representative Lee Hamilton
handling foreign policy issues on Capitol Hill.

Gordon Lederman. Counsel. Former associate in the National Security
Law and Policy Group of Arnold & Porter. Clerked for Judge Robert
Cowen (3rd Circuit). Author, Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986; Co-author, Combating Chemical,
Biological, and Radiological Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy.

Dana Lesemann. Counsel. Former counsel with the Congressional Joint
Inquiry. Formerly, attorney, Office of Intelligence Policy and
Review, Department of Justice.

Matthew Levitt. Consultant. A senior fellow in terrorism studies at
the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. A former intelligence
research specialist in the FBI's International Terrorism
Intelligence Unit.

Douglas MacEachin. Professional staff member. Retired career CIA
analyst who left CIA in 1995 as the Deputy Director for
Intelligence. Has since become a historian, publishing four books
and monographs on the intelligence-policy relationship (most
recently on the Polish crisis of 1980-1981, published by Penn State
UP). Has just completed a classified study on the current terrorist

Daniel Marcus. General Counsel. Served as Associate Attorney General
in the second Clinton administration. Former partner and member of
management committee at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Served as Deputy
General Counsel of Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and
as General Counsel of Department of Agriculture in the Carter

Ernest May. Consultant. Currently the Charles Warren Professor of
History at Harvard University. Author of a number of books,
including most recently Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of
France; The Kennedy Tapes; Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for
Policymakers (with Richard Neustadt); and Knowing Your Enemy:
Intelligence Assessment in the Two World Wars. Longtime director of
Harvard's Intelligence and Policy Project and Board Member for the
Joint Military Intelligence College.

John Raidt. Professional staff member. Former legislative director
for Senator John McCain and chief of staff for the Senate Committee
on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

John Roth. Counsel. Former chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money
Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice.

Peter Rundlet. Counsel. Former attorney in the Political Law Group
at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Former associate counsel to
the President and White House Fellow, serving in the Office of Chief
of Staff to the President.

Kevin Scheid. Professional staff member. Currently a senior
intelligence service officer in the Office of the Deputy Director of
Central Intelligence for Community Management. He recently served as
staff director of the President's Review of Intelligence tasked by
President Bush in May 2001. As a career civil servant, and prior to
his tenure in the Intelligence Community, he served for eleven years
in various positions within the Office of Management and Budget at
the White House.

Kevin Shaeffer. Professional staff member. Navy LT medically retired
due to severe injuries sustained in the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon.
Previously served on the CNO's staff.

Tracy Shycoff. Deputy for Administration and Finance. Administrative
director for four other federal commissions, including the current
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the
Commission on Holocaust Assets.

Lisa Sullivan. Administrative Assistant. Former government affairs
assistant at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Betty Swope. Professional staff member. Former Consul General in
Guadalajara, Mexico for the U.S. Department of State. A senior
foreign service officer and former Senior Coordinator for Consular

John Tamm. Professional staff member. Veteran Supervisory Special
Agent from the FBI's Justice Task Force, Criminal Investigative
Division. Specializes in review of operational and management
effectiveness in investigations. Front line supervisor in Boston,
MA, during FBI's investigation of the AA Flight 11 and UAL Flight
175 hijacking. Lt. Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve, Retired.

Yoel Tobin. Counsel. Veteran attorney at the Department of Justice,
working for the last seven years in the Counterterrorism Section of
the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

Emily Walker. Professional Staff Member. Former managing director
and chief of staff, Citigroup. Former U.S. alternate director at the
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and executive
secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Garth Wermter. Consultant for Technology Development. Currently
director of Technology at University of Virginia's Miller Center of
Public Affairs and former technical consultant to the Markle
Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.

Serena Wille. Counsel. Associate attorney in the global banking
group of Allen and Overy (London) in New York City. Formerly,
associate attorney at Davis Polk Wardwell.

Peter Yerkes. Consultant. Former political reporter, the Bergen
Record. Former public affairs officer with the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey.

Philip Zelikow. Executive Director. Director of the Miller Center of
Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the
University of Virginia. Was a member of the President's Foreign
Intelligence Advisory Board and served as executive director of the
National Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former
Presidents Carter and Ford, as well as the executive director of the
Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information

Inquiries regarding Commission staff may be directed to Al
Felzenberg, deputy for communications, at (202) 331-4062.

A PDF version of this document is also available.

Instant Emails to Israel Warned of 911 Attack Just Hours Prior

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Ha'aretz Daily - Israel

Odigo Says Workers Were Warned Of 911 Attack 2 Hours Before
By Yuval Dror

Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers
received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September
11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been
cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the
FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.

Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the
messages and immediately

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