Domestic Preparedness in the New Millennium: Congressional Hearing

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Jeff Sessions
DIANE Publishing, 2002 - 66 pages
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Page 44 - Center bombing and the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.
Page 16 - Diagnosis and Characterization of Biological and Chemical Agents To ensure that prevention and treatment measures can be implemented quickly in the event of a biological or chemical terrorist attack, rapid diagnosis is critical.
Page 14 - Century which describes CDC's plan for combating today's emerging diseases and preventing those of tomorrow. It focuses on four goals, each of which has direct relevance to preparedness for bioterrorism: disease surveillance and outbreak response; applied research to develop diagnostic tests, drugs, vaccines, and surveillance tools; infrastructure and training; and disease prevention and control. This plan...
Page 23 - National Guard personnel, are designed to be assets of the Governors as they perform three vital tasks. First, they will deploy rapidly to assess suspected radiological, biological or chemical events — in support of the local incident commander. Second, they will advise civilian first responders regarding appropriate actions. And third, they will facilitate requests for assistance.
Page 1 - US SENATE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY, TERRORISM, AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 2:11 pm, in room SD-226, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon.
Page 14 - DHHS to provide national leadership in the public health and medical communities in a concerted effort to detect, diagnose, respond to, and prevent illnesses, including those that occur as a result of a deliberate release of biological agents. This task is an integral part of CDC's overall mission to monitor and protect the health of the US population. In 1998, CDC issued "Preventing Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Strategy for the 21st Century...
Page 21 - My office provides policy guidance and oversight of the city training/exercises, equipment loans, and expert assistance program aspects of the Domestic Preparedness Program, while the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict) provides oversight for the annual Federal-State-Local exercise mandated by law for the program. The Secretary of Defense designated the Secretary of the Army as the Executive Agent for implementing the program. The Director of Military Support...
Page 13 - A strong and flexible public health infrastructure is the best defense against any disease outbreak. Thank you very much for your attention. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Page 29 - ... Preparedness will also provide jurisdictions technical training in handling equipment purchased with federal grants. This training is available upon the jurisdiction's request either through on-site visits, long-distance learning, or by hosting responders at training facilities around the country. The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is a key element of the federal domestic preparedness initiative. NDPC is providing the nation's first responders with specialized training specifically...
Page 22 - WMD response units and installation responders. DoJ will focus on the response at the local and state levels. As a result, both agencies will contribute funding to benefit from the lessons learned from the improved response program of the DPP beginning in fiscal year 2001. Joint planning will be conducted through the Multi-Agency Task Force to coordinate both the improvements of state and local response capabilities and DoD's efforts to enhance its response elements. Beginning in fiscal year 2001,...

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