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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 3:17:55 to 3:22:40
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Harold Rogers

3:17:52 to 3:18:13( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: we've funded this institute enough and it'll have to compete on its own for other grants. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? >> to claim time in opposition to the amendment. the chair: the gentleman is

Harold Rogers

3:17:55 to 3:22:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harold Rogers

Harold Rogers

3:18:14 to 3:18:34( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: recognized. >> madam chairman, the consortium of kentucky colleges and universities was asked by the department of homeland security if they'd take on research projects the department needs answers on and the consortium said, yes, we will. they said we can't compete probably singly, working by

Harold Rogers

3:18:35 to 3:18:56( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: ourselves, with the m.i.t.'s or cal teches or the harvards or maybe phoenix university or the university of arizona. but collectively, as a group, we can. and so, the department gives the project to the consortium

Harold Rogers

3:18:57 to 3:19:18( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: and the best pieces of the consortium then collect together to work on that project. university of kentucky may be team up with western kentucky university. university of louisville or perhaps an out of state university. and they work on and solve the project the department has need for.

Harold Rogers

3:19:19 to 3:19:41( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: institute receives specified research task orders from the science and technology direct rat at d.h.s. the task orders are then farmed out to the consortium of colleges and universities throughout the state of kentucky and other public and private enti across the country for their input on that particular problem.

Harold Rogers

3:19:42 to 3:20:03( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: this process taps into and unleashes the intellectual firepower of our best and brightest people to address new and emerging threats to the homeland. these are competitive grants. make no mistake. these are competitive grants, all decisions on funding are made by the department of homeland security.

Harold Rogers

3:20:04 to 3:20:24( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: so far, 22 projects are under way. dozens of colleges and these are low-cost solutions. with a minimal footprint and maximum results. a couple of examples. university of kentucky -- researchers have developed a system to maintain the security

Harold Rogers

3:20:25 to 3:20:45( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: of raw milk. as it is transported from the dairy farm to the processing plant to combat a problem we found in china, where many killed in school by milk that had been tainted. critical in our -- in securing our food supply. that system is now available

Harold Rogers

3:20:46 to 3:21:06( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: across america and is being used. university of louisville researchers are developing a system that samples air particles in large enclosed spaces such as shop shorts -- sports venues to detect the presence of explosive materials. we know from the london and

Harold Rogers

3:21:07 to 3:21:28( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: madrid mass transit bombings that terrorists seek enclosed places. western kentucky university teamed up with the university of louisville and designed devices to detect leaks in rail transport tanker cars. chlorine or ammonium nitrate spill in any neighborhood could be disastrous.

Harold Rogers

3:21:29 to 3:21:50( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: research funds have been rewarded to reduce the explosive potential of ammonium nitrate by coating it wit coal combustion byproducts. when mixed, these two chemicals form a common explosive material for terrorists and were the deadly material used

Harold Rogers

3:21:51 to 3:22:12( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: in the tragic oklahoma city bombing. mitoc provides communication services to disaster sites to make interoperable communications where it did not exist and these -- in these public venues. mitoc has been deployed to areas around the country to help them solve the interoperable need for

Harold Rogers

3:22:13 to 3:22:33( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: communications in the disaster scene when no other communications systems were work, including texas in hurricane ike and recently in kentucky in the massive ice storm throughout the entire state. so these are research projects producing results that the department needs and asked this

Harold Rogers

3:22:34 to 3:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: consortium to do and is engaging in the intellectual firepower of these universities and colleges in kentucky and their counterparts throughout

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