Today marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Approximately 14 months after the attacks, then-President George W. Bush signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, Pub. L. No. 107-306, 116 Stat. 2383. Among other effects, this Act created the 9/11 Commission, a bipartisan group charged with investigating the attacks. On July 22, 2004, the “9/11 Commission Report” was released which, according to its Preface, addresses both “how did this happen, and how can we avoid such tragedy again?”
As you take some time today to reflect, we invite you to view the linked documents, which are available via GPO’s Federal Digital System or FDsys, located at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys. FDsys provides free access to approximately 50 collections of authenticated United States Government information.