Examining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 16, 2021 [open pdf - 267KB]
This is the July 16, 2021 hearing on "Examining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Val Butler Demings: "We are here today to discuss the state of the United States Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. [...] As we emerge from an extremely tragic year, where COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] took the lives of over 600,000 Americans, it does not take a lot of imagination to envision the damage that a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear attack could do to our country. In addition to the immediate health and safety consequences, such an attack could imperil our Nation's critical infrastructure and destabilize large swaths of the country. For its part within DHS, it falls to the CWMD [Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction] Office to not only prevent such attacks, but also partner with domestic and international partners to safeguard the United States against health security attacks. [...] This subcommittee stands ready to assist CWMD and the Department in their efforts to improve our Nation's ability to protect the homeland against weapons of mass destruction." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gary C. Rasicot and Christopher P. Currie.
Serial No. 117-23
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