Gov. Mark Schweiker has created a new Homeland Security Advisory
Council and Executive Cabinet to coordinate the state's resources
and to advise him and Homeland Security Director Earl Freilino.
council will include representatives from state agencies; local
government; the first responder community; the federal government;
the private sector; and the Regional Counter-Terrorism Task Force.
The governor will appoint members, and they will serve four-year
terms. The group will meet at least quarterly.
Cabinet will consist of the governor, the Office of Homeland Security,
and representatives from the police and agencies including health,
transportation, agriculture and the environment. It will meet
at least monthly.
"I have created the Homeland Security Advisory Council and
the Executive Cabinet to lead a proactive, unified and coordinated
approach to prevention, preparedness and responsiveness to terrorist
and crisis-related incidents."