Combating Terrorism: Analysis of Federal Counterterrorist Exercises : Briefing Report to Congressional Committees

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The Office, 1999 - 60 pages

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Page 9 - It is led by a steering committee including state legislators and state utility regulators, along with representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Page 7 - These presidential directives and implementing guidance divide the federal response to terrorist attacks into two categories—crisis management and consequence management. Crisis management includes efforts to stop a terrorist attack, arrest terrorists, and gather evidence for criminal prosecution. Consequence management includes efforts to provide medical treatment and emergency services, evacuate people from dangerous areas, and restore government services.
Page 7 - Directive (PDD) 39 in June 1995, which enumerated responsibilities for federal agencies in combating terrorism, including domestic incidents. In May 1998, the President issued PDD 62 that reaffirmed PDD 39 and further articulated responsibilities for specific agencies.
Page 21 - According to intelligence agencies, conventional explosives and firearms continue to be the weapons of choice for terrorists. Terrorists are less likely to use chemical and biological weapons...
Page 51 - ... supporting role as part of the Federal Response Plan and the National Disaster Medical System. VA's Medical Emergency Radiological Response Team is trained to respond to radiological emergencies. VHA also supports the Public Health Service and Health and Human Service's office of Emergency Preparedness to ensure that adequate stockpiles of antidotes and other necessary Pharmaceuticals are maintained nationwide in case of a catastrophic event such as the use of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally,...
Page 1 - Service (USSS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...
Page 19 - Other federal agencies, such as DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), have also sponsored consequence management exercises.
Page 25 - USSS led the most major interagency exercises during this period. ^or the purpose of this report, we define "interagency" as involving more than one federal department or independent agency. For example, DOD-led exercises that included both Army and Navy participation, or FBI-led exercises that included other Department of Justice participants (eg, the Bureau of Prisons) were not considered interagency exercises. GAO Counterterrorist Exercises By Types of Participants Total Exercises - State and...

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