Who are they?
Multi-agency state / local government leaders from NC, VA, WV, DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ and NY:
Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Transportation, Public Health, Law Enforcement, Military Affairs, Public Safety, the Legislature, Grants, National Guard, State Police, Fire, EMS, Attorney General, Agriculture, and Government Affairs, ATAC (Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council)
Federal government representatives from:
DHS, FEMA, FBI, US Army, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS - National Infrastructure Coordinating Center, Israeli Foreign Ministry / US Embassy, EPA Region 3, Federal Highway Administration (FHA), DOD, DOI, DOT, DOJ, Pentagon, SSA, TSA, US Attorney General, NASA, DHS National Capital Region, US Dept. of Commerce, US Army Corp of Engineers, US State Department, US Government Accounting Office
Why do they participate?