SENSITIVEUNCLASSIFIED[U]The mini-SCIF in the Command Center was opened up that day and manned bypersonnel
ACL Matthew Hahn might have been in there. He
name. It might have been Bart Merkley.
doesnotknow.[U]Event recorders were computerized. It was a
product designed in-house.The system was
new. It was capable of tracking multiple events. They were kept
day.The log waskept runningforsome time.More and more people started coming in. Pete Falcone was a manager at the time. He
up the tactical net. Pete Falcone was the moderator of that line.
theACC, they turnedon CNN and saw the
buildinginsmoke. Quicklysaw thesecond plane hit the building. He never knew there was a second hijacking in progress.
initial thought was that these are not connected events (between receiving report of ahijacking
and the image of the
Centertower) these events related.What
didseeingthesecond planehit thebuilding?He believes that once it became known the second plane that hit the second building that
was a coordinated attack. He heard about the second hijacking
the second event.CNN was right up on it; he
remember if the sound was up; but the pictures spoke
one could have been some sort of explosion...He
have time to
took some time
information through intell,
- all the
the pieces together.Wereany of the
talking about getting military help?No, not when I first got up there. Not that he's aware of.The Command Center was one component that day. There were other high levelconversations going on elsewhere.
took a long time. He assumed there were notifications going on. He was waiting for
teleconferencebridge was actually activated. Generally new people would be announced on the line.
he would announce who he was,
the primary net, give updates.COMMISSION SENSITIVE