Preparedness Against Terrorist Attacks: Congressional Hearing
Examines the Federal Government's programs that are designed to assist State and local emergency officials in preparing for a terrorist attack involving nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Witnesses: Charles Cagin, Acting Assist. Sec. of Defense (Reserve Affairs), DoD; John Eversole, Chicago Fire Dept., and Chair, Haz. Materials Comm., Internat. Assoc. of Fire Chiefs; Mark Gebicke, Dir., Nat. Security and Preparedness Issues, GAO; Catherine Light, Dir., Office of National Security Affairs, FEMA; Barbara Martinez, Deputy Dir., Nat. Domestic Preparedness Office, FBI; and Ann Simank, Oklahoma City Council Member, on behalf of the Nat. League of Cities.
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Page 97 - April 19, 1995, the country was shocked and saddened by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the resulting loss of life.
Page 59 - Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Energy...
Page 68 - Naughty Oklahoma T-Shirts." The posting described the sale of shirts featuring offensive and tasteless slogans related to the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Those interested in purchasing the shirts were instructed to call "Ken" at Zeran's home phone number in Seattle.
Page 64 - To this end, the study is sponsored jointly by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (OASD/SO/LIC) and the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (DOS/R).
Page 52 - Council, the office of the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism to oversee these efforts.
Page 45 - I have a number of other questions that I would like to...
Page 80 - Mr. Chairman, that concludes my prepared statement I would be happy to answer any questions at this time.
Page 84 - Consequence management is predominantly an emergency management function and includes measures to protect public health and safety, restore essential government services, and provide emergency relief to governments, businesses, and individuals affected by the consequences of terrorism.
Page 73 - Investigation (FBI) gathers Intelligence and assesses the threat posed by domestic sources of terrorism. According to the US Intelligence community, conventional explosives and firearms continue to be the weapons of choice for terrorists. The...
Page 57 - Extensive training will include teaching and course work provided by the Army Chemical School, the Defense Nuclear Weapons School, the Army Medical Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Academy, the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, FEMA, and the Department of Justice's Center for Domestic Preparedness. The Role of the National Guard and Reserve in Domestic Emergency Preparedness One effective means of channeling federal support to first responders...