This joint hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation and the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities will provide Members an opportunity to examine the roles, responsibilities, authorities, and programs of the several critical organizations in the State Department and the Department of Defense that address and reduce the risks of biological threats, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. This hearing will also review how they are working internationally to combat these threats and the risks and threats deriving from advancements in biological technologies.


Mr. Phillip Dolliff
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
U.S. Department of State

Mr. David Lasseter
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. Vayl Oxford
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
U.S. Department of Defense 

Mr. Jonathan Moore
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmentaland Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State