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