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Main Title Influenza pandemic opportunities exist to clarify federal leadership roles and improve pandemic planning : testimony before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives / {electronic resource} :
Publisher U.S. Government Accountability Office,
Place Published Washington, DC :
Year Published 2007
Report Number GAO-07-1257T
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 173378478
Subject Added Ent Emergency management--United States; Epidemics--United States--Prevention; Health planning--United States; Influenza--Government policy--United States
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/28/2007
Collation {12} p. : digital, PDF file.
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on September 27, 2007). "August 2007." Paper version available from: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. "For release on delivery, expected...Wednesday, September 26, 2007." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes An influenza pandemic is a real and significant potential threat facing the United States and the world. Pandemics are unlike other emergencies because they are not a singular event nor discretely bounded in space and time. This testimony addresses (1) federal leadership roles and responsibilities for preparing for and responding to a pandemic, (2) our assessment of the Strategy and Plan, and (3) opportunities to increase clarity of federal leadership roles and responsibilities and improve pandemic planning. GAO used its characteristics of an effective national strategy to assess the Strategy and Plan. The issues discussed in the testimony are based primarily on the GAO report, Influenza Pandemic: Further Efforts Are Needed to Ensure Clearer Federal Leadership Roles and an Effective National Strategy (GAO-07-781). In this report, GAO recommended that (1) The Secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services develop rigorous testing, training, and exercises for pandemic influenza to ensure that federal leadership roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, understood and work effectively and (2) HSC set a time frame to update the Plan, involve key stakeholders, and more fully address the characteristics of an effective national strategy. The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services concurred. The HSC did not comment.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site.
Author Added Ent
Steinhardt, Bernice.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. ; United States. Government Accountability Office.
PUB Date Free Form 2007.
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO-07-1257T
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20070927123242
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.41:GAO-07-1257T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03405nam 2200433Ia 45020