Countering the Nuclear Threat to the Homeland: Part I and II, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, March 14, 2007 and March 21, 2007   [open pdf - 228KB]

From the opening statement of James Langevin: "Today's hearing will be focusing on how we are dealing with the nuclear threat. And, with respect to biological security, the subcommittee plans to hold hearings next month on how we can strengthen Project BioShield. Recent events have made clear that this program continues to struggle, and this hearing will provide an opportunity to closely examine how to streamline operations in this critical program. I intend to make this one of my top priorities as chairman of this subcommittee. It is also crucial that we look for ways to increase the effectiveness of both the biological and nuclear detection technology that we have deployed along many of our border crossings and points of entry. This technology can be our last best chance to prevent a catastrophic attack. It is therefore crucial that we have the best technology at our disposal, and I also plan to hold hearings in the upcoming weeks on how we can best accomplish this goal. I also intend to hold a number of hearings to explore how we can strengthen our nation's cybersecurity efforts. We rely heavily upon our cyber systems, and we must ensure that we have the most robust tools at our disposal to keep those systems secure. Ranking Member McCaul and I have had the opportunity to discuss many of these issues, and I think we are both in agreement about the glaring threats that face our nation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James R. Langevin, Michael T. McCaul, Bob Etheridge, Al Green, Daniel E. Lungren, Gene Aloise, Vayl Oxford, and Jayson Ahern.

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