Combating Terrorism: Proposed Transfer of the Domestic Preparedness Program : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, May 26, 1999

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999 - 67 pages
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Page 67 - Domenici, mandated that the United States enhance its capability to respond to domestic terrorist incidents involving nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological weapons. The legislation designated DoD as the interagency lead to carry out a program to provide civilian personnel from federal, state and local agencies with training and expert advice regarding emergency responses to a use or threatened use of WMD or related materials. This interagency effort resulted in the establishment of the "train...
Page 11 - Thank you. Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, it is indeed a pleasure to be here again to discuss industrial base matters.
Page 50 - July of this year. The NFA is utilizing the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) program to reach all SO States and all major metropolitan fire and rescue departments with training materials and course offerings. To date, over 46,000 fire and emergency response personnel have received ERT training. In addition, FEMA is using the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) to develop and deliver courses such as the Integrated Emergency Management Course on Terrorism that uses a terrorist attack scenario.
Page 3 - Department of State: US Information Agency under State starting October 1999. Department of Health and Human Services: Public Health Service; Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Department of Energy: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Environmental Protection Agency. Department of Transportation: Federal Aviation Administration; US Coast Guard. Department of Treasury: US Customs Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; US Secret Service. Central Intelligence Agency, National Security...
Page 25 - NDPO to assist state and local jurisdiction with the delivery of appropriate training, equipment, and exercises consistent with the standards coordinated by NDPO. In carrying out this function, OSLDPS is integrating new training initiatives into existing DOJ programs. At the beginning of Fiscal Year 2001, we are planning for OSLDPS to assume responsibility for the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program, which is currently administered by the Department of Defense. I will discuss this initiative...
Page 7 - DoD will retain responsibility for the city training and equipping program until end of fiscal year 2000, at which time DoJ will honor the commitment to train the remainder of the originally designated 120 cities. During the fiscal year 2000 transition period, DoJ will coordinate with DoD in the city training-planning phases and will begin to provide grant funding for training equipment. The transition will occur in stages to accommodate existing budgets and program plans. DoD's focus beginning in...
Page 4 - ... system will break down. The Department's counterterrorism request also includes $185 million for the Office of Justice Program's domestic preparedness efforts, an increase of $33 million. I anticipate that the President will direct the transfer of primary responsibility for the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program from the Department of Defense to the Department of Justice, effective on October 1, 2000. In anticipation of this transfer, we are requesting $31 million for the costs...
Page 41 - As you know, in the past few years, the President of the United States and Congress have taken significant steps to increase our national security and to promote interagency cooperation. Most recently, cooperative efforts against terrorism have been extended to include state and local agencies as well as professional and private sector associations. For example, in the preparation of the...
Page 46 - In particular, we are using the National Emergency Training Center, which includes the National Fire Academy and the Emergency Management Institute, as well as State fire and emergency management training systems to deliver terrorism-related training to State and local responders. FEMA continues to emphasize the "train-the-trainer" approach to leverage existing capabilities with performance objectives to accomplish training goals.
Page 17 - ... that makes sense, and one that is truly responsive to the needs of first responders. The continued partnership for WMD preparation among local, State and Federal authorities will be essential to our success.

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