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Two Senate Committees Hold Hearings On 9/11 Report

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Two Senate committees held hearings Monday on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is looking into ways to improve transportation security. Commission chair Thomas Kean and vice-chair Lee Hamilton testified.

The Government Affairs Committee also heard from a former FBI director and two former CIA directors.

Meanwhile, a new report shows many corporations haven't increased their spending on security since September 11 attacks. Researcher Thomas Cavanaugh of the Conference Board discovered that almost half the roughly 100 companies he surveyed had not increased annual spending on security.

Nearly 40 percent of the executives said the expense should be minimized. Also, a quarter of the companies he researched said their executives had not met with their security chiefs within the past year.

Experts say the reasons range from a concern over costs to a sense of complacency since there hasn't been an attack in the country since September 11, 2001.
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