Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge serves as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.
Richard Clarke serves as the Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace Security and General Wayne Downing serves as the National Director for Combating Terrorism & the Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace Security.
Ridge will coordinate all federal government terrorist prevention
and protection activities within the U.S., and will work with
state and local governments on, among other things:
Detection, preparedness, prevention, protection, response and recovery incident management.
about office responsibilities
Order establishes the Office of Homeland Security and
the Homeland Security Council to develop and coordinate a comprehensive
national strategy to strengthen protections against terrorist
threats or attacks in the United States. The new team will coordinate
federal, state, and local counter-terrorism efforts. The Council
will include: The President, The Vice President, Secretary of
the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, Secretary of
Health and Human Services, Secretary of Transportation, Director
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Director of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, Director of Central Intelligence, and Assistant
to the President for Homeland Security.