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APPENDIX

November 14, 2002

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PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

November 14, 2002

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Testimony of

James S. Gilmore, III

Chairman,

Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities

for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

Before the

Hearing of the

Military Procurement Subcommittee

Of the

Committee on Armed Services

U.S. House of Representatives

November 14,2002

Mister Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee, I am honored to be here today. I come before you as the Chairman of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. Thank you for the opportunity to present the views of the Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel was established by Section 1405 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999, Public Law 105-261 (H.R. 3616, lOS'tongress, 2nd Session) (October 17. 1998). That Act directed the Advisory Panel to accomplish several specific tasks. It said:

The panel shall

1. assess Federal agency efforts to enhance domestic preparedness for
incidents involving weapons of mass destruction;

2. assess the progress of Federal training programs for local
emergency responses to incidents involving weapons of mass
destruction;

3. assess deficiencies in programs for response to incidents involving
weapons of mass destruction, including a review of unfunded

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