Serial No. 107-51: Science of Bioterrorism: Is the Federal Government Prepared? Hearing before the Committee on Science, United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Seventh Congress, First Session, December 21, 2001   [open pdf - 284KB]

From the opening statement of Sherwood L. Boehlert: "We see it as our job to ensure that the Nation is investing in the R&D needed to combat terrorism over the long haul. Yes, there are immediate steps to take, but in the long run, like the Cold War, the war against terrorism will be won in the laboratory as much as on the battlefield. And, as on the battlefield, organization is a key to victory. We won't be able to take full advantage of the enormous resources of the Federal Government and the enormous expertise that resides throughout the Nation unless we have a clearly led, well-organized, well-planned R&D effort. And we don't have that yet.[...] The purpose of today's hearing is to ensure that coordination efforts are put together methodically and swiftly. I suspect that the four very distinguished witnesses before us today have not been in the same room at the same time before this moment. Bringing you together may alone be worth the price of admission." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sherwood L. Boehlert, Ralph M. Hall, Constance Morella, Nick Smith, J. Randy Forbes, Jerry F. Costello, Sheila Jackson Lee, John B. Larson, Steve Israel, John H. Marburger, III, Linda J. Fisher, Anna Johnson-Winegar, and Donald A. Henderson.

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