9/11 Commission Act Law and Legal Definition

9/11 Commission Act refers to the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. The act implements some of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. It includes mandating 100% inspection of all air and sea cargo entering the U.S., and a new method of redistributing antiterrorism funding.

The act amended section 1016 of Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) and amended the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to expand the scope of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) to:

a. include explicitly homeland security information and weapons of mass destruction information;

b. formalize many of the recommendations developed in response to the President’s information sharing guidelines, such as the creation of the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group and the development of a national network of State and major urban area fusion centers; and

d. require the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative to establish partnerships with state, local, and regional fusion centers.