Serial No. 109-7: Department of Homeland Security: Promoting Risk-Based Prioritization and Management: Hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, April 13, 2005   [open pdf - 155KB]

From the opening statement of Christopher Cox: "Today, this Committee will examine the Department of Homeland Security's use of the principal of risk to prioritize America's counterterrorism strategy. Our sole witness is the Honorable Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)We, on this committee, and the Select Committee that preceded it, have advocated that Federal efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks within the United States should be based on risk. That is why we introduced the original version of the Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act 18 months ago. This bill, which has been reintroduced in the 109th Congress and which Ranking Member Thompson and I have coauthored with the support of every one of this committee's members, would expedite the delivery of Federal assistance to those first responders who face the greatest risk of terrorist attack The purpose of today's hearing is to start a dialogue with the new Secretary to understand how this committee, the Congress, and the Department can work together to instill risk-based prioritization and management throughout DHS programs and operations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Donna Christensen, Peter A. DeFazio, Charles W. Dent, Norman D. Dicks, Bob Etheridge, Jane Harman, Sheila Jackson-Lee, John Linder, Zoe Lofgren, Daniel E. Lungren, Michael McCaul, Kendrick B. Meek, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bill Pascrell, Jr., Dave G. Reichert, Mike Rogers, Loretta Sanchez, Christopher Shays, Rob Simmons, Curt Weldon, Don Young, and Michael Chertoff.

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