Combating Terrorism: Implementation and Status of the Department of Defense Domestic Preparedness Program : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, October 2, 1998

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999 - 178 pages
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Page 41 - Ruby was implicated in that event. The Commission also sought to ascertain the truth or falsity of assertions that Oswald and Ruby, were known to one another prior to the assassination. In considering the question of foreign involvement, the Commission has received valuable assistance from the Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other Federal agencies with special competence in the field of foreign investigation. Some of the information furnished...
Page 38 - In addition, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency all claim to have a critical role in the process.
Page 73 - Details regarding all of these grants can be obtained from the International Association of Fire Fighters. 1750 NEW YORK AVENUE. NW. WASHINGTON. DC...
Page 128 - PDD-62, also known as the Combating Terrorism Directive, highlighted the growing threat of unconventional attacks against the United States. It detailed a new and more systematic method of fighting terrorism here at home, and it brought a program management approach to our national counterterrorism efforts. The...
Page 7 - Similarly, multiple programs for equipment — such as the separate DOD and Public Health Service programs and the new Department of Justice equipment grant program — are causing frustration and confusion at the local level and are resulting in further complaints that the federal government is unfocused and has no coordinated plan or desired outcome for domestic preparedness. A major federal initiative to provide better focus and to coordinate federal assistance programs is the National Domestic...
Page 83 - The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the author and not necessarily those of the IAFF or NIOSH.
Page 135 - 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 118 - June 1,1998, we opened a newly created Center for Domestic Preparedness at Fort McClellan, Alabama dedicated to training state and local emergency responders in both basic and advanced methods of responding to, and managing, incidents of domestic terrorism. In particular, the Center, through its Chemical Defense Training Facility, will be offering advanced training in the handling and management of live chemical agents. Even now in its initial stages of operation, the Center has already trained over...
Page 4 - Mr. Richard Davis (Director, National Security Analysis National Security and International Affairs Division US General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr. Davis: This is the Department of Defense (DoD) response to the General Accounting Office (GAO) draft report, "COMBAT AIR POWER- REASSESSING PLANS TO MODERNIZE INTERDICTION CAPABILITIES COULD SAVE BILLIONS...

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