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


Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-342

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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.


Panel 1

    Director, Nuclear & Nonproliferation Issues, Natural Resources and Environment
    Government Accountability Office
    Washington, D.C.
  • Dr.  Kevin Yeskey
    Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Program
    Department of Health and Human Services

Panel 2

  • Mr.  Kenneth Murphy
    Oregon Department of Emergency Management
  • Mr.  Wayne Tripp
    Program Manager
    Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program
  • Dr.  Thomas Tenforde
    National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements