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United States Congress House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

Works: 278 works in 613 publications in 1 language and 29,118 library holdings
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Classifications: KF27, 363.179
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Oversight of the investigation of the NASA Inspector General : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on June 7, 2007 by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April, we received the results of the Integrity Committee's investigation of the NASA Inspector General, Robert Cobb. That independent panel found that Mr. Cobb had abused his office and failed to maintain the appropriate appearance of independence from the agency he is charged with monitoring. Those are the conclusions of the Integrity Committee. Based on these conclusions of the Integrity Committee, I joined Chairman Gordon and Chairman Miller in calling on President Bush to remove Mr. Cobb from office. My position has not changed. However, some of the conduct described in the Integrity Committee's report is so disturbing that it warrants additional investigation"--Page 1
Radiological response : assessing environmental and clinical laboratory capabilities : hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 25, 2007 by United States( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To prepare the nation for potential catastrophic events, including terrorist attacks, the White House's Homeland Security Council has developed fifteen planning scenarios for use by Federal, State, and local homeland security officials in order to help them prepare for, respond to and effectively recover from these potential incidents. National Planning Scenario #11, developed under this inter-agency process, envisions the detonation of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) or "dirty bomb" in a major downtown urban area. That scenario was just played out in a national counterterrorism exercise called TOPOFF, mandated by Congress and conducted every two years ... One of the key assumptions in National Planning Scenario #11 is that all potentially exposed individuals (an estimated 100,000 people, including 20,000 victims with detectable contamination) will be tested for radiological exposure and/or contamination and that a valid method exists for testing these clinical specimens. Yet today, validated methods to test clinical specimens in a radiological emergency exist for only six of the 13 highest priority radioisotopes most likely to be used in a terrorist scenario. For those isotopes for which "validated" methods do exist, screening 100,000 individual clinical specimens in the wake of a radiological attack could take more than four years to complete due to the current shortfall in radiochemistry laboratories, personnel and equipment. Environmental sampling could take as long as six years to complete given the current capacity and capabilities of the U.S. radiochemistry laboratory infrastructure
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United States. Congress. House. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

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