The Resource Combating nuclear terrorism : federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, statement of Gene Aloise, (electronic resource)

Combating nuclear terrorism : federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, statement of Gene Aloise, (electronic resource)

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Combating nuclear terrorism : federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title
Combating nuclear terrorism
Title remainder
federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Statement of responsibility
statement of Gene Aloise
Title variation
Federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Energy (DOE) maintains emergency response capabilities and assets to quickly respond to potential nuclear and radiological threats in the United States. These capabilities are primarily found at DOE's two key emergency response facilities--the Remote Sensing Laboratories at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. These capabilities took on increased significance after the attacks of September 11, 2001, because of heightened concern that terrorists may try to detonate a nuclear or radiological device in a major U.S. city. DOE is not the only federal agency responsible for addressing nuclear and radiological threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for preparing the country to prevent and respond to a potential nuclear or radiological attack. This testimony discusses (1) the benefits of using DOE's aerial background radiation surveys to enhance emergency response capabilities and (2) the physical security measures in place at DOE's two key emergency response facilities and whether they are consistent with DOE guidance. It is based on GAO's report on DOE's nuclear and radiological emergency response capabilities, issued in September 2006 (Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Federal Efforts to Respond to Nuclear and Radiological Threats and to Protect Emergency Response Capabilities Could be Strengthened [Washington, D.C.: Sept. 21, 2006])
Member of
Cataloging source
EJB
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Aloise, Gene
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-285 T
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  • United States
  • Emergency management
  • Dirty bombs
  • Nuclear warfare
Label
Combating nuclear terrorism : federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, statement of Gene Aloise, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 16, 2007)
  • "For release ... November 15, 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
19 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 11/16/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08285t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Combating nuclear terrorism : federal efforts to respond to nuclear and radiological threats and to protect key emergency response facilities could be strengthened : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, statement of Gene Aloise, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 16, 2007)
  • "For release ... November 15, 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
19 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 11/16/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08285t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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