CEOs from several major corporations, including two of the largest transportation companies in the United States, are putting together a special communication system to alert them to terrorist attacks and other national emergencies.
In a story first reported by The Washington Post, AT&T is developing a system called CEO Link that incorporates both a secure wireless phone system and Internet page. In case of an emergency, CEOs at major companies can communicate over a secure channel to better coordinate response measures. The project involves a diverse group of companies, including Federal Express, United Parcel Service, rail giant CSX Corp., Bethlehem Steel and Lockheed Martin. AT&T is developing CEO Link free of charge and is coordinating its efforts with U.S. Homeland Security head Tom Ridge.