Congressional Hearings and Testimony
Joint House Hearing on Biosecurity 2020
A House Armed Services subcommittee and House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hybrid hearing on strengthening biological security.
DoD Officials Testify Concerning Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Al Shaffer, the deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and acting assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs; Theresa Whelan, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security; Navy Vice Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski, deputy commander of U.S. Special Operations Command; and Vayl Oxford, director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on intelligence and emerging threats and capabilities.
Downloadable transcript (testimony 2020)
Downloadable transcript 2019 (No Video)
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction 2018
Ahead of a closed security meeting, members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held an open hearing with Defense Department officials on efforts to counter weapons of mass destruction in light of North Korea’s provocative nuclear program, Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons against their people, and Russia’s recent involvement in a lethal nerve agent attack against a former spy living in the U.K.