Serial No. 106-15: E-Commerce: the Benefits and Pitfalls of Conducting Business over the Internet: Hearing before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, May 26, 1999   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of Christopher Shays: "Earlier today we heard testimony in closed session from those familiar with very specific and very sensitive aspects of the threats posed by terrorists to U.S. citizens and property at home and abroad. That information provided some depth and clarity to the subcommittee's ongoing oversight of government wide terrorism issues. But terrorism also has a very public face. Using fear and panic as weapons, terrorists seek to amplify and transform crimes against humanity into acts of war. The growing and changing threat of terrorism requires an ongoing public discussion of the appropriate strategy, priorities and resources to protect public health and national security. That discussion brings us here this afternoon. As this point in the evolution of our post cold war response to the new realities of a dangerous world, we should have a dynamic, integrated assessment of the threat posed by foreign and domestic-origin terrorism. We should have a truly national strategy to counter the threat. And to implement that strategy, we should have a clear set of priorities to guide Federal programs and funding decisions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel O. Hill, Harris N. Miller, Andrew B. Whinston, Alan W. Anderson, and Brian Hanson.

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