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					Report of Progress as required
  by Executive Order #01-300
                     11/01/01
September 11th
Tragedy unfolds at World Trade Center, Pentagon, &
Sommerset, PA
Gov. Bush issues Exec. Order #01-262 - State of Emergency

September 14th
Gov. Bush directs FDLE and DEM to assess terrorist response
capability & report findings within 10 days

October 1st
Release of Domestic Security Assessment & recommendations to
Governor and Legislative Leadership


October 11th
Gov. Bush issues Exec. Order #01-300. Directs specific action
by state agencies & creates state advisory panel


October 15th
Funding strategy prepared to operationalize recommendations


October 19th
House and Senate draft Appropriations Bills & substantive
legislation containing domestic security initiatives


October 25th
Inaugural meeting of Florida’s Domestic Security Advisory Panel


October 30th
Meeting to brief Emergency Management Directors
                                                            Page 1 of 15
         GOVERNOR’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES
 1)Validate and build upon existing State Comprehensive Emergency
   Management Plan
 2)Strengthen Florida’s domestic security preparedness & prevention
 3)Maximize involvement of federal, state, & local government
 4)Implement recommendations for improvement using existing
   FDLE/DEM model




    ASSESSING OUR RESPONSE CAPABILITIES

 Organized state’s ESF into 4 categories:
    Emergency Services        Health & Human Services
    Critical Infrastructure   Public Information & Awareness

 1,000+ subject matter experts (Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue,
  EMTs, Health Officials, Agriculture, & Private Industry Reps )

 Identified short and long term recommendations, associated
  costs, and funding strategies

                                                                Page 2 of 15
  I. EMERGENCY SERVICES


1. Creation of 7 Regional Domestic
   Security Task Forces
    Co-Chaired by Sheriff & FDLE Regional Director
    Coordinate responses to terrorist incidents
    Ensure proper training for state and local personnel
    Collect and disseminate terrorist intelligence
    Monitor terrorist groups
    Each Task Force will have 4 major workgroups (Law Enforcement,
     Fire/Emergency Services, Health & Medical, and Emergency
     Management).


   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Seven Regional Task Forces Established
    Chairs and Co-Chairs named
    4 Major workgroups identified and coordinated within each Task
     Force, Chair & committee members named
    Created Statewide Oversight Board
    Training underway
    Intelligence information being exchanged on a routine basis




                                                               Page 3 of 15
Regional Domestic Security Task Force
      Organizational Structure


                          Task Force
                           Co-Chairs
                   (Sheriff and FDLE Director)




    Law               Fire /      Health &       Emergency Mgt
Enforcement          Rescue       Medical         & Regulatory

• Training         • Training     • Training     • Consequence
• Equipment        • Equipment    • Prevention     Management
• Intelligence     • Operations   • Public       • Disaster
• Investigations                    Awareness      Preparedness
• Vulnerability                                  • Vulnerability
  Assessments                                      Assessments




                                                           Page 4 of 15
    REGIONAL DOMESTIC SECURITY
       TASK FORCE CO-CHAIRS

Sheriff Tunnell
                   Sheriff Campbell
RD Tom Ring
                   RD Tom McInerney

                                      Sheriff Perry
                                      RD Ken Tucker




           Sheriff Henderson            Sheriff Beary
           RD Jim Sewell                RD Joyce Dawley




                  Sheriff Hunter
                  RD E.J. Picolo
                                            Sheriff Jenne
                                            RD Doyle
                                            Jourdan




                                                  Page 5 of 15
        Regional Domestic Security
        Task Force Oversight Board


        DEM           FDLE          Agriculture
       Director       Chair        Commissioner



Florida National                     U.S. Attorney
 Guard General



                                      Fire Chiefs
  Seven             Oversight             (2)
  Sheriffs           Board


                                      Secretary
 FBI Special                           Dept. of
  Agent in                             Health
  Charge

    State                              Police
   Attorney          Regional         Chiefs (3)

                     Domestic
                   Security Task
                      Forces                 Page 6 of 15
I. EMERGENCY SERVICES (cont.)
2. Creation of a statewide intelligence database to
   collect, store, & analyze terrorist information
    Web based
    Available to all Florida and Federal law enforcement via CJNet
    Support Regional Task Forces
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Legislation pending
    Interim Leads Tracking System operational
    Meetings held to determine database design
    Currently reviewing available software and vendors


3. Implement revisions to Driver’s License Policy
    Improved sharing of DL info with criminal justice agencies
    Issuance of 30-day permits
    Retain electronic copies of foreign documents
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    User Group Committee established to explore feasibility of
     real-time access to the driver’s license database
    Software modifications developed and being tested to begin
     issuing 30-day temporary permits.
    Received funding in Special Session for scanning equipment
     and software to retain electronic copies of foreign documents
    Photocopies of foreign documents being retained in offices
     with photocopiers.
    Conducting foreign document verification training to
     examiners, managers, and tax collectors
                                                              Page 7 of 15
I. EMERGENCY SERVICES (cont.)
4. First Responder and Incident Training for all State
   and Local Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue &
   Emergency Services Responders
    Basic Awareness Level Training for 68,000 responders
    Incident Command System Training for supervisors
    Specialized Response Training (Fire,EMS,Bomb Squads)
    Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Training
    Weapons of Mass Destruction Training
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Basic Awareness / Weapons of Mass Destruction - more than
     120 trained; 380 scheduled to receive training
    Incident Command Systems: more than 90 trained; 146
     scheduled to receive training

5. Make recommendations on equipment for
   emergency response personnel
    FDLE/DEM to identify available funding sources
    Prioritize the need for specific equipment
    Provide recommendations on distribution
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Received authority from Florida Legislature to spend up to
     $9 Million of anticipated federal grant award
    State Working Group on Domestic Preparedness reviewed
     state strategy submitted to U.S. Department of Justice
    Reviewing First Tier Response Teams ability to participate
     as a Weapons of Mass Destruction response - purchasing
     through DEM to begin within 30 days
                                                              Page 8 of 15
I. EMERGENCY SERVICES (cont.)
6. Work with local law enforcement and Attorney
   General to continue to combat hate crimes against
   ethnic groups
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Coordinated with Anti-Defamation League to create Hate
     Crime Information Cards which provide info on hate crime
     laws and first responder investigation tips
    Distributed Hate Crime Information Cards to all sworn law
     enforcement officers in Florida
    FBI, FDLE, and local agencies have monitored Islamic
     Mosques



II. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
1. Regional Domestic Security Task Forces to conduct
   vulnerability assessment of State’s critical state
   infrastructure.
    Plan to contract with a qualified entity to develop
     security standards

   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Legislation pending
    Request for Information (RFI) currently being
     developed




                                                            Page 9 of 15
III. PUBLIC INFORMATION & AWARENESS
1. Increase public awareness through development of
   Public Service Announcements about identifying
   and responding to potential threats and acts of
   terrorism.
  PROGRESS TO DATE:
   Development of Domestic Security Information Page within
     FDLE website - provides information regarding Anthrax,
     Suspicious Packages, Safety Tips
   Numerous speaking arrangements to groups throughout
     Florida


IV. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Dept. of Health to increase preparedness
    Stockpile pharmaceutical treatments
    Create statewide epidemic intelligence service
    Implement training program for health officials
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Review of pharmaceutical stockpile is on-going - Purchasing
     strategy developed and approved
    Seven Regional Epidemiology positions created -
     advertisement and recruitment to begin 11/5/01
    Three Laboratory positions established, advertised, and in
     process of being filled
    Training plan with identified priorities drafted and submitted
     to the Governor’s office for review and approval
                                                              Page 10 of 15
DOMESTIC SECURITY ADVISORS

1. Establish position of Chief of Florida Domestic
   Security Initiatives at FDLE
    Responsible for collection / prioritization of recommended
     security efforts in Florida
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    Position has been established, advertised, and in process of
     being filled




2. Creation of Florida Domestic Security
   Advisory Panel

    Review and evaluate domestic security recommendations
    Serve in permanent advisory capacity to Governor,
     Legislature, and Chief of Domestic Security Initiatives
   PROGRESS TO DATE:
    First meeting held, panel was briefed on progress of
     Florida’s domestic security strategy
    Mayor Hood named Chair of Advisory Panel
    Establishing agenda topics and meeting schedule


                                                               Page 11 of 15
Domestic Security Task Forces (30 FTE)      $1,800,000

First Responder & Incident Training        $2,000,000

Terrorist Intelligence Database (5 FTE)     $ 500,000

Installation of Scanners in DL Offices      $ 500,000

Critical Infrastructure Security Assessment $ 500,000

Federal Grant Emergency Funds to Equip      $9,000,000
Fire/Rescue, EMS, & Law Enforcement

Enhance bio/chemical capabilities
                                            $2,500,000



                            TOTAL         $16,800,000



                                                Page 12 of 15
1. Creation of Regional Domestic Security Task Forces
2. Creation of position of Chief of Domestic Security Initiatives
   within FDLE
3. Establishment of Statewide Domestic Security Intelligence
   Database
4. Implement Revisions to Driver’s License Policy


Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws:
 Broadening exemptions addressing security plans and
  vulnerability assessments
 Postponing disclosure of “otherwise public” records to give
  investigators time to follow up on leads
 Exempting cell/pager numbers of law enforcement from
  public records disclosure
 Implementing a “terrorism material witness” detention
  option
 Assuring records provided by other agencies are exempt
 Exempting location of pharmaceutical storage sites
 Exempting specific details of hospital emergency
  operations plans



                                                          Page 13 of 15
I. EMERGENCY SERVICES

1. Construct Urban Search and Rescue Training Facility
   & provide various levels of response training for
   firefighters, volunteers, and EMS personnel.

2. Complete provision of personal protection equipment
   (Levels A, B & C) for 40,000 law enforcement, 18,000
   firefighters and 10,000 EMS personnel.

3. Funding for paying informants for terrorist related
   information

4. Facial Recognition technology (biometrics) and other
   improvements in DL policy/procedure to increase
   identification procedures

5. Technology to facilitate communications between the
   disparate radio systems of various emergency
   response entities

6. Improve Florida’s response capability
     • 2 Urban Search and Rescue Teams
     • 1 Regional Medical Assistance Team
     • 7 Weapons of Mass Destruction Teams          Page 14 of 15
 I. EMERGENCY SERVICES (cont)
7. Augment Agricultural inspections & interdictions
        New Inspections Station
        Mobile units
        Additional law enforcement staff
        Gamma ray inspection technology

8. Rapidly identify food pathogens related to
   terrorism
    Increase capacity of Agriculture’s Food Laboratory
    Additional investigators for food safety teams


II. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
1. Strengthen preparedness against cyber terrorism
     Enhance Secure Florida Office
     Create Florida Infrastructure Protection Center



III. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Improve Health Response Capability
    Develop disaster mortuary teams
    Provide on-site mass casualty hospitals
    Enhanced mobile laboratory capability
    Decontamination and personal protection equipment
     for secondary and tertiary hospitals in each region
                                                          Page 15 of 15

				
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