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Senate Committee on Armed Services Hearing: Biological Threats to U.S. National Security

November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

The Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities will convene on November 20, 2019 for a session on Biological Threats to U.S. National Security.

Witnesses will include:

  • Thomas V. Inglesby, Director, Center For Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health
  • Tara J. O’Toole, Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President, In-Q-Tel
  • Julie L. Gerberding, Co-Chair, Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, Center for Strategic And International Studies

About the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

  • Responsibilities: Policies and programs related to science and technology, special operations, intelligence, counterterrorism, security cooperation, strategic and information operations, countering weapons of mass destruction, and homeland defense.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Technology base RDT&E; operational test and evaluation; RDT&E and procurement supporting special operations and low-intensity conflict capabilities;  peacekeeping operations; chemical and biological warfare defense; chemical demilitarization; and security cooperation programs, including counternarcotics.
  • Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict); and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
  • Oversight of DOD commands and agencies: Special Operations Command; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Defense Security Cooperation Agency; National Security Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; National Reconnaissance Office; and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


Senator Ernst, Chairman Senator Peters, Ranking Member
Senator Fischer Senator Shaheen
Senator Cramer Senator Hirono
Senator Blackburn Senator Heinrich
Senator Hawley


November 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Event Category:


U.S. Senate


Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC United States