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Statement for the record of OHA and CBP for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing titled “Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner address OHA’s and CBP’s roles in the Federal government’s Ebola response.

Written testimony of OHA acting Assistant Secretary and S&T Under Secretary for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing titled “BioWatch: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathy Brinsfield and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers address biological defense and specifically DHS’ BioWatch program.

The Truth About BioWatch

DHS works with state and local officials through the BioWatch program to monitor for traces of dangerous pathogens in public places where large groups of people gather to ensure that we respond quickly when a potential threat is identified.

Written testimony of the OHA for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled "Ten Years After 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks: Protecting Against Biological Threats?"

Written Statement of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Alexander G. Garza, MD, MPH, Department of Homeland Security, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, "Ten Years After 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks: Protecting Against Biological Threats?"

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