Not a Matter of “If”, But of “When”: The Status of U.S. Response Following an RDD Attack

Date: November 15, 2007
Time: 10:00am
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-342

The Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia and the Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration held a joint hearing. The joint hearing examined our national level of preparedness to respond to a terrorist attack using a radiological dispersion device or “dirty bomb” and, in particular, at how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security coordinates with other agencies within the federal government, such as the Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services, as well as coordination with and capabilities of regional, state and local governments to respond to a dirty bomb attack.