Department of Defense (DoD) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Policy and Programs for Fiscal Year 2017, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 10, 2016 [open pdf - 247KB]
This testimony compilation is from the February 10, 2016 hearing, "Department of Defense (DoD) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Policy and Programs for Fiscal Year 2017," before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Arthur T. Hopkins: "The President's FY17 budget request includes resources to reduce threats and protect warfighters in several areas. The Chemical and Biological Defense Program's (CBDP) budget request of $1.19 billion will continue to develop capabilities to protect warfighters and support efforts to deter, prevent, mitigate, respond, and recover from chemical, biological, and radiological threats and their effects. Our Chemical Demilitarization budget request of $551 million will support the safe, complete, and treaty compliant destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile. Our Nuclear Matters budget request of $45.7 million will continue the development of policies that guide the safety and security of the nation's nuclear deterrent as well as for countering threats of nuclear terrorism and nuclear proliferation. The DTRA [Defense Threat Reduction Agency] budget request of $1.27 billion includes resources to address the full spectrum of WMD-related threats, including Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs and support to Combatant Commands in their efforts to identify and reduce threats globally. Lastly, our CWMD Systems budget request of $53.8 million will accelerate development of innovative projects to enhance situational awareness of WMD activities globally." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Arthur T. Hopkins, Kenneth A. Myers III, and Wendin D. Smith.
United States House Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Committee on Armed Services: https://armedservices.house.gov/subcommittees/emerging-threats-capabilities