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Dirty Bomb Vulnerabilities: Fake Companies, Fake Licenses, Real Consequences

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Agenda

The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing, "Dirty Bomb Vulnerabilities: Fake Companies, Fake Licenses, Real Consequences," examining certain vulnerabilities in the government’s procedures for licensing radiological materials. This hearing built upon the findings released at the Subcommittee’s hearing on March 28, 2006, which examined certain flaws in U.S. safeguards against radiological and nuclear attacks. Specifically, the hearing examined the effectiveness of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s materials licensing policies and procedures, including: (1) the process by which parties obtain NRC materials licenses; and (2) the vulnerability of NRC materials licenses to counterfeiting.

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • MR. EUGENE E. ALOISE
    Director, Nuclear & Nonproliferation Issues, Natural Resources and Environment
    Government Accountability Office
    Washington, D.C.
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  • MR. JOHN W. COONEY
    Assistant Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations, Financial Management and Assurance
    Government Accountability Office
    Washington, D.C.
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Panel 2

  • THE HONORABLE EDWARD McGAFFIGAN, JR.
    Commissioner
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Washington D.C.
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