Combating Terrorism: Assessing the Threat : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, October 20, 1999

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Página 11 - Mr. Henry L. Hinton, Jr. Assistant Comptroller General National Security and International Affairs Division US General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr.
Página 16 - However, terrorists would have to overcome significant technical and operational challenges to successfully produce and release chemical or biological agents of sufficient quality and quantity to kill or injure large numbers of people without substantial assistance from a foreign government sponsor. In most cases, specialized knowledge is required in the manufacturing process and in improvising an effective...
Página 42 - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, VETERANS AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM ON THE STANDARD PROCUREMENT SYSTEM FEBRUARY 7, 2002 Mr.
Página 17 - ... without substantial assistance from a foreign government sponsor. In most cases, specialized knowledge is required in the manufacturing process and in improvising an effective delivery device for most chemical and nearly all biological agents that could be used in terrorist attacks. Moreover, some of the required components of chemical agents and highly infective strains of biological agents are difficult to obtain. Finally, terrorists may have to overcome other obstacles to successfully launch...
Página 20 - Terrorists have additional obstacles to overcome. For example, outdoor delivery of anthrax can be disrupted by environmental (eg, pollution) and meteorological (eg, sun, rain, mist, and wind) conditions. Once released, an aerosol cloud gradually dissipates over time as a result of exposure to oxygen, pollutants, and ultraviolet rays. If wind conditions are too erratic or strong, the agent might dissipate too rapidly or fail to reach the desired area. Indoor dissemination of anthrax could be affected...
Página 3 - Green, minority staff assistant. Mr. SHAYS. I would like to call this hearing to order.
Página 87 - A threat analysis, the first step in determining risk, identifies and evaluates each threat on the basis of various factors, such as its capability and intent to attack an asset, the likelihood of a successful attack, and its lethality. Risk management is the deliberate process of understanding "risk...

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