S. Hrg. 112-549: Managing Interagency Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts: Are We Effectively Securing Nuclear Materials Around the World? Hearing Before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, March 14, 2012 [open pdf - 7MB]
From the statement of Daniel Akaka: "Today the Subcommittee will examine interagency efforts to prevent nuclear and radiological materials from falling into the wrong hands. Since 1999, I have chaired 10 related hearings on this subject and requested 10 Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigations, and they have been good in meeting those requests. The terrorist threat remains serious and the consequences of a nuclear or radiological terrorist attack would be catastrophic. In 2010, President Obama stated that nuclear terrorism is the single biggest threat to U.S. security, short-term, medium-term, and longterm. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported more than 2,000 unauthorized incidents, such as illegal trade or movement of nuclear or radioactive material, from 1993 through 2011." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Akaka, Thomas M. Countryman, Anne Harrington, Kenneth Handelman, Gene Aloise, Kenneth N. Luongo, and Page O. Stoutland.
S. Hrg. 112-549; Senate Hearing 112-549
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