Combating Terrorism: Federal Response Teams Provide Varied Capabilities; Opportunities Remain to Improve Coordination
Reviews federal agency teams that can respond to and help manage the consequences of a domestic terrorist incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear agents or weapons. It discusses (1) the characteristics of federal response teams, (2) whether duplication among teams belonging to different agencies exists, (3) the budget requirements process for teams and how the budgets are linked to a national strategy, and (4) initiatives to improve the operational coordination of federal response teams across agency lines. Defines response teams as groups of personnel and equipment that could deploy to or near an incident site to provide assistance. Charts and tables.
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Page 189 - First Annual Report to the President and the Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, /. Assessing the Threat, December 15, 1999; and.
Page 42 - FEMA's Role and Statutory Authority to Support State and Local Governments FEMA derives its primary authority from the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC 5121 et seq.
Page 60 - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Environmental...
Page 215 - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is transmitting the Department's response to this draft report in our capacity as the Department's designated focal point and coordinator for US Government Accountability Office reports.
Page 35 - Plan is authorized under the Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC 5121 et. seq., as amended, and 44 Code of Federal Regulations Subchapters D (Disaster Assistance) and E (Preparedness).
Page 34 - The Federal Response Plan, originally drafted in 1992 and updated in 1999, is authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act; PL 93-288 as amended). The plan outlines the planning assumptions, policies, concept of operations, organizational structures, and specific assignment of responsibilities to lead departments and agencies in providing federal assistance once the President has declared an emergency requiring federal assistance.
Page 70 - Comments From the Office of Management and Budget EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON, DC 2O5O3 The Honorable Gene L.
Page 217 - March 20, 2001. Combating Terrorism: Federal Response Teams Provide Varied Capabilities: Opportunities Remain to Improve Coordination.
Page 48 - ... confused with influenza or other less virulent illnesses. Accordingly, the critical detection of the biological agent begins with the public health infrastructure that detects outbreaks of illness, identifies the sources and modes of transmission, and performs rapid agent laboratory identification. Once diagnosis of a biological agent is confirmed, treating victims may require the use of federal consequence management teams and the need for items from the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile.