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Bioterrorism and Homeland Security

Homeland Security: Observations on DHS and FEMA Efforts to Prepare for and Respond to Major and Catastrophic Disasters and Address Related Recommendations and Legislation, by William O. Jenkins, Jr., director, homeland security and justice issues, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-07-1142T, July 31.

Emergency Management Assistance Compact: Enhancing EMAC's Collaborative and Administrative Capacity Should Improve National Disaster Response. GAO-07-854, June 29, 2007.

Public Health Preparedness: Response Capacity Improving, but Much Remains to Be Accomplished, by Janet Heinrich, director, health care-public health issues, before the House Committee on Government Reform. GAO-04-458T, February 12, 2004.

HHS Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs: States Reported Progress but Fell Short of Program Goals for 2002 Briefing for Congressional Staff Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Senate Committee on Appropriations House Committee on Energy and Commerce House Committee on Appropriations January 14, 2004

Catastrophe Insurance Risks: Status of Efforts to Securitize Natural Catastrophe and Terrorism Risk. GAO-03-1033, September 24.

Bioterrorism: Public Health Response to Anthrax Incidents of 2001. GAO-04-152, October 15 2003.

HOSPITAL PREPAREDNESS Most Urban Hospitals Have Emergency Plans but Lack Certain Capacities for Bioterrorism Response - August 2003

BIOTERRORISM - Information Technology Strategy Could Strengthen Federal Agencies’ Abilities to Respond to Public Health Emergencies - June 2003

ANTHRAX VACCINE GAOs Survey of Guard and Reserve Pilots and Aircrew - Sept. 2002

Childhood Vaccines: Ensuring a Stable Supply Poses Continuing Challenges. GAO-02-987, September 13.

HOMELAND SECURITY - Effective Intergovernmental Coordination Is Key to Success Statement of Patricia A. Dalton, Director, Strategic Issues, August 20, 2002.

Chemical Safety: Emergency Response Community Views on the Adequacy of Federally Required Chemical Information. GAO-02-799 July 31, 2002.

Homeland Security: Critical Design and Implementation Issues. GAO-02-957T July 17, 2002.

HOMELAND SECURITY - New Department Could Improve Coordination but Transferring Control of Certain Public Health Programs Raises Concerns Statement for the Record by Janet Heinrich Director, Health Care-Public Health Issues, July 16, 2002.

National Preparedness: Technologies to Secure Federal Buildings. GAO-02-687T April 25, 2002.

National Preparedness: Integration of Federal, State, Local, and Private Sector Efforts is Critical to an Effective National Strategy for Homeland Security. GAO-02-621T April 11, 2002.

COMBATING TERRORISM - Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Development of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness Statement of Patricia A. Dalton Director, Strategic Issues, April 2, 2002.

COMBATING TERRORISM - Intergovernmental Partnership in a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness Statement of Paul L. Posner Managing Director, Federal Budget Issues, Strategic Issues, March 22, 2002.

HOMELAND SECURITY - Progress Made; More Direction and Partnership Sought Statement of Henry L. Hinton, Jr. Managing Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, March 12, 2002.

COMBATING TERRORISM: Key Aspects of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness, Statement of JayEtta Z. Hecker, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, March 1, 2002.

Anthrax Vaccine: Changes to the Manufacturing Process. GAO-02-181T October 23, 2001

Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD Needs to Clarify Expectations in Medical Readiness. GAO-02-38 October 19, 2001

Combating Terrorism: Considerations for Investing Resources in Chemical and Biological Preparedness. GAO-02-162T October 17, 2001

Homeland Security: Key Elements of a Risk Management Approach. GAO-02-150T October 12, 2001

Bioterrorism: Public Health and Medical Preparedness. GAO-02-141T October 9, 2001

Bioterrorism: Coordination and Preparedness. GAO-02-129T October 5, 2001

Bioterrorism: Federal Research and Preparedness Activities. GAO-01-915 September 28, 2001

State Department: Serious Problems in the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. GAO-01-21 December 13, 2000

Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs. T-NSIAD-00-130 March 22, 2000

Combating Terrorism: Chemical and Biological Medical Supplies Are Poorly Managed. HEHS/AIMD-00-36 October 29, 1999

Food Safety: Agencies Should Further Test Plans for Responding to Deliberate Contamination. RCED-00-3 October 27, 1999

Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Actions Taken to Protect Military Forces. T-NSIAD-00-49 October 20, 1999

Combating Terrorism - Observation on the Threat of Chemical and Biological Terrorism, Statement of Henry L. Hinton, Jr., Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and International Affairs
Division, October 20, 1999.

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Comprehensive Strategy Can Draw on Year 2000 Experiences. AIMD-00-1 October 1, 1999

Combating Terrorism- Need for Comprehensive Threat and Risk Assessments of Chemical and Biological Attacks, GAO Report, GAO, September 1999.

Chemical and Biological Defense: Coordination of Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs. NSIAD-99-160 August 16, 1999

Combating Terrorism- Use of National Guard Response Teams is Unclear, GAO Report, GAO, May 1999.

Emerging Infectious Diseases- Consensus on Needed Laboratory Capacity Could Strengthen Surveillance, GAO Report, GAO, February 1999.

Emerging Infectious Diseases - National Surveillance System Could be Strengthened, Statement of Bernice Steinhardt, Director Health Services Quality and Public Health Issues Health, Education, and Human Services Division, February 25, 1999.


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