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James S. Gilmore, Chairman

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James S. Gilmore III is the former governor of Virginia (1998-2002) and was in office when the Pentagon was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. A former Army counter-intelligence agent, he chaired the Congressional "Gilmore Commission" from 1999 to 2003 to assess America's terrorism response capabilities. Of the Gilmore Commission's 164 recommendations, 146 have been adopted by the Congress and the federal government. Governor Gilmore is now serving America as Chairman of the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness, a non-profit community-based grassroots organization to strengthen homeland security and provide forums to develop a national strategy that includes the local first responders, small and large business, and the leaders of many communities throughout America. He was Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia (1994-1997). He is a partner at the Washington office of Kelley Drye Collier Shannon LLP , where he chairs the Homeland Security Practice Group.