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HSPI has long offered key observations and recommendations aimed at enhancing our government-wide capabilities to prevent, plan for, respond to, and manage the consequences of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear terrorism. As the conversation about the "changing face" of terrorism and the impact of advanced technology on terrorists' ways of doing business grows, HSPI will remain at the forefront of this evolving issue.

HSPI Events

"The Threat of Bioterrorism: Improving America's Response Capabilities"
Policy & Research Forum Event
June 14, 2011 More

Countering Bioterrorism: Lessons from 2010 Israeli Exercise, US Perspectives, & International Efforts
Policy & Research Forum Event
June 23, 2010 More

WMD Symposium
Co-sponsored by HSPI and GW's Elliott School of International Affairs, featuring the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, Chair and Vice-Chair, Former Senators Bob Graham and Jim Talent.
Policy & Research Forum Special Event
October 21, 2009 More

Experts Analyze Proposed Bioterrorism Legislation
Policy & Research Forum
October 13, 2005 More

 

HSPI Testimony & Presentations

Bioterrorism and Pandemic Influenza: Are We Prepared?
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, HSPI Director
Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
May 23, 2006
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Preventing Terrorist Attacks on America's Chemical Plants
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, HSPI Director
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity
June 15, 2005
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Combating Terrorism: Developing Effective Strategies Against Terrorism
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, HSPI Director
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
February 3, 2004
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The Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread of Infectious Diseases
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, Chairman, Task Force on Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism, Homeland Defense Initiative, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
September 05, 2001
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Combating Terrorism: Options To Improve The Federal Response
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, Chairman, Task Force on Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism, Homeland Defense Initiative, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management and the U.S. House of Respresentatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations
April 24, 2001
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Combating Terrorism: In Search of a National Strategy
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, Chairman, Task Force on Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism, Homeland Defense Initiative, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Before the U.S. House of Respresentatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations
March 27, 2001
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Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism, and U.S. Preparedness
Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo, Deputy Director,Global Organized Crime Program, and Co-Director, Terrorism Task Force, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Before the U.S. House of Respresentatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations
October 2, 1998
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HSPI Publications

Local Emergency Response: Enduring the Rhetoric While Trying to Define Readiness
by Paul M. Maniscalco, James Denney, Keith A. Holtermann, and Daniel J. Kaniewski
Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism Bulletin
Third Quarter 2002
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Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy
Frank J. Cilluffo, task force chairman and author, Sharon L. Cardash, task force coordinator and author, Gordon N. Lederman, task force coauthor
Center for Strategic & International Studies
May 2001
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Fighting Terrorism
by Frank J. Cilluffo and Daniel Rankin
NATO Review
2001
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Responding to New Terrorist Threats
by Frank J. Cilluffo and Jack Thomas Tomarchio
Orbis
Volume 42, Issue 3, Summer 1998
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Between War and Peace: Deterrence and Leverage
by Frank J. Cilluffo and Robert Kupperman
The Brown Journal of World Affairs
Winter/Spring 1997
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HSPI in the News

Security Experts Warn of Danger of Bioattack
BioPrepWatch
June 21, 2011
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Australia Confident Uranium Would Not Reach Pakistan, Official Says
Global Security Newswire
January 20, 2011
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New nuclear attack guide causes fallout flashback
NBC Nightly News
December 16, 2010
Daniel Kaniewski, deputy director of The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, discusses the administration's messaging regarding what to do following a nuclear attack. More

Preparing for the Worst
Fox News
December 16, 2010
Daniel Kaniewski, deputy director of The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, appears on Fox News to comment on government messaging regarding large-scale disasters.

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U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable
The New York Times
December 15, 2010
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GW Fellow Completes NNSA Nuclear Nonproliferation Program
GWUMC News
July 6, 2009

“This experience will benefit my ability to contribute to the mission of the Homeland Security Policy Institute,” said Evert. “We consistently engage domestic and international policymakers and practitioners on a wide range of security issues, including nuclear security. Hopefully my added experience will be of use as we continue to develop strategies and solutions to the current and emerging threats facing the United States.”
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NNSA Educates Next Generation of Nuclear Specialists
National Nuclear Security Administration
June 29, 2009

F. Jordan Evert, Presidential Administrative Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute, completed an innovative program focusing on nuclear nonproliferation and international safeguards and security. “From its labs to its international efforts, NNSA prides itself on recruiting the best and brightest minds to work on critical issues of nuclear and national security,” said NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino. NNSA manages the largest nuclear nonproliferation program in the world. More

Authorization and Chemical Security Bills Top Panel Agendas
Government Executive
February 20, 2009

Discussing HSPI’s Policy & Research Forum on “Homeland Security Priorities for the 111th Congress,” the report highlights that speakers noted plans for moving on a Homeland Security authorization bill and legislation regulating security at the nation's chemical facilities, while acknowledging some potential obstacles ahead for Congress.
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HSPI Experts

Penrose "Parney" Albright
Principal Associate Director, Global Security Principal Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
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Michael Balboni
Principal, Navigators Global
Former New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety
Former New York State Senator
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Raphael Barishansky
Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Prince George’s County (MD) Health Department
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Frank J. Cilluffo
Associate Vice President, The George Washington University
Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
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Sharon L. Cardash
Associate Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
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Randall Larsen
CEO, WMD Center
Former Executive Director, Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
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Alistair Millar
Director, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
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Magnus Ranstorp
Research Director
Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish National Defence College
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Tevi Troy
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
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Allan Zenowitz
Former Executive Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Brigadier General, US Army (Ret)
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