Carnegie Mellon Cited as Valuable Player in War on Anthrax


October 18, 2001

"Because of the Sept. 11 attacks and current anthrax scares, [Allegheny County Chief Executive] Jim Roddey gave [Senator] Rick Santorum a booklet listing Southwestern Pennsylvania resources that could be helpful to national authorities in the fight against terrorism. It included information about programs at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and other Southwestern Pennsylvania institutions with expertise in cyberterrorism, bioterrorism, data mining and chemical forensics.

Roddey also gave the booklet to White House officials working with the new Office of Homeland Security, headed by former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. (Excerpted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 18, 2001.)