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Senate committee holds hearing on state of U.S. biodefense, preparedness

Monday, Nov 2, 2015 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing late last week to examine the current state of U.S. biological defense measures, including preparedness in the event of a biological attack.
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Senate Committee hears testimony on status of American biodefense.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 @ 8:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) chaired a full committee hearing on biodefense on Wednesday.
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Johnson to chair Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs Committee

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was confirmed as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Thursday.
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GAO report finds gaps in emergency preparedness

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that detailed gaps in the nation's preparedness in the case of a catastrophic event categorized of having "no notice" on Dec. 19, they also released suggestions to fix the government's shortcomings.
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Senator grills officials over funding priorities against biological, other threats

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 @ 4:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) questioned representatives of the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services Wednesday at a hearing on public health threats about bio-preparedness funding priorities.
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U.S. senator questions efficacy of fusion centers in fighting terrorism

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At least one U.S. senator has concerns over state and local fusion centers aimed at combating international and homegrown terrorist threats.
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Begich welcomes FEMA privacy reforms

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

News that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has implemented reforms to increase transparency and protect the privacy of disaster survivors drew praise from Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) on Tuesday.
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