Governor Bob Holden has presided over the first Missouri Security Council meeting, held in Jefferson City. More than a dozen agencies are involved in the effort to streamline processes and improve communication to combat terrorism. Holden is not sure if war with Iraq will change the state’s approach to handling homeland security. Members of the Council include the state Homeland Security Department as well as transportation, natural resources, and emergency management, among others. Most of the meeting was spent working on communications issues.