Featured Commission Publications

FDsys contains select publications from the following commissions:

  • Commission on Libraries and Information Science

  • Commission on Terrorism

  • Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

  • Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community


Featured Commission Publications


9-11 Commission

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission) is an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation under the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002 (Public Law 107-306). The Commission was chartered to create 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 was also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.


The Commission is staffed by nearly 80 full-time employees, contractors, and detailees, and is organized into work teams to address each of the following eight topics:

  • Al Qaeda and the Organization of the 9-11 Attack

  • Intelligence Collection, Analysis, and Management (including oversight and resource allocation)

  • International Counterterrorism Policy, including states that harbor or harbored terrorists, or offer or offered terrorists safe havens

  • Terrorist Financing

  • Border Security and Foreign Visitors

  • Law Enforcement and Intelligence Collection inside the United States

  • Commercial Aviation and Transportation Security, including an Investigation into the Circumstances of the Four Hijackings

  • The Immediate Response to the Attacks at the National, State, and Local levels, including issues of Continuity of Government


For more information about the 9-11 Commission and their work, visit their Web site.


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