Combating Terrorism: Federal Agencies' Efforts to Implement National Policy and Strategy : Report to Congressional Requesters

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The Office, 1997 - 112 pages

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Page 16 - Investigation (FBI) defines terrorism as the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a Government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives...
Page 16 - terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
Page 105 - Mr. Henry L. Hinton, Jr. Assistant comptroller General National Security and International Affairs Division US General Accounting Office 441 G Street, NW - Room 4039 Washington DC 20548 Dear Mr.
Page 26 - Certain national infrastructures are so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic security of the United States.
Page 78 - An Act making emergency supplemental appropriations for additional disaster assistance, for anti-terrorism initiatives, for assistance in the recovery from the tragedy that occurred at Oklahoma City, and making rescissions for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes.
Page 30 - In general, primary responsibilities for event security rest with the local authorities in domestic events and host governments in events abroad. For domestic events, the FBI plays a major role in crisis management planning, preparation, and implementation, in coordination with state and local authorities and other federal agencies. For example, DOD, DOE, FEMA, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent personnel and advisors to prepare for and...
Page 82 - Comments from the Department of Justice Note: GAO comments supplementing those in the report text appear at the end of this appendix.
Page 39 - Crisis management is predominantly a law enforcement function and includes measures to identify, acquire, and plan the use of resources needed to anticipate, prevent, and/or resolve a threat or act of terrorism.
Page 73 - BAN ON IMPORTING GOODS AND SERVICES FROM COUNTRIES SUPPORTING TERRORISM. (a) AUTHORITY.— The President may ban the importation into the United States of any good or service from any country which supports terrorism or terrorist organizations or harbors terrorists or terrorist organizations.
Page 19 - Team (DEST) for domestic incidents. DEST membership will be limited to those agencies required to respond to the specific incident. Both teams will include elements for specific types of incidents such as nuclear, biological or chemical threats. The Director, FEMA, will ensure that the Federal Response Plan is adequate for consequence management activities in response to terrorist attacks against large US populations, including those where weapons of mass destruction are involved. FEMA will also...

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