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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, 105""Congress,

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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