Accession Number : ADA524787


Title :   Legal Weapons of Mass Destruction Consequence Management


Descriptive Note : Seminar rept. for 2-3 May 2002


Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA524787


Report Date : MAY 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : On 2-3 May 2002, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Advanced Systems and Concepts Office sponsored and the Office of General Counsel hosted the Weapons of Mass Destruction Consequence Management Legal Seminar, the first part of a series of seminars designed to explore and discuss the legal issues regarding the responsibility and authority of Federal and State departments and agencies that may arise during the consequence management (CM) phase of a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) event in the United States. Three panels during the seminar examined inter-organizational capabilities and authorities applicable to a WMD event--the detonation of a radiological dispersal device (RDD) in downtown, Central City, USA. The panels were presented with a fictitious scenario involving the detonation of a RDD in the center of a large metropolitan area and were asked to address the legal requirements for and issues attendant to agency and inter-agency response during specific response phases.


Descriptors :   *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , SYMPOSIA , PLANNING , HOMELAND SECURITY , DEACTIVATION , RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE , BIOTERRORISM , DEPLOYMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
      NUCLEAR WEAPONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE