Potential Terrorist Attacks: More Actions Needed to Better Prepare Critical Financial Markets

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Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks exposed the vulnerability of U.S. financial markets to wide-scale disasters. Because the markets are vital to the nation's economy, GAO's testimony discusses (1) how the financial markets were directly affected by the attacks and how market participants and infrastructure providers worked to restore trading; (2) the steps taken by 15 important financial market organizations to address physical security, electronic security, and business continuity planning since the attacks; and (3) the steps the financial regulators have taken to ensure that the markets are ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. February 12, 2003.

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Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks exposed the vulnerability of U.S. financial markets to wide-scale disasters. Because the markets are vital to the nation's economy, GAO's testimony discusses (1) how the financial markets were directly affected by the attacks and how market participants and infrastructure providers worked to restore trading; (2) the steps taken by 15 important financial market organizations to address physical security, electronic security, and business continuity planning since the attacks; and (3) the steps the financial regulators have taken to ensure that the markets are better prepared for future disasters."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Potential Terrorist Attacks: More Actions Needed to Better Prepare Critical Financial Markets, text, February 12, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289843/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.