October 12, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The committee is investigating whether any remedial measures were taken after this inspection and why the NECC was able to continue operating in this manner more than six years after the fact...

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October 11, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: We will be meeting with FDA, CDC and others that may provide insight into the details surrounding this outbreak and the prevention of future outbreaks. Given this continued interest, we ask that you preserve all documents and communications that may be relevant to understanding how the product was contaminated and distributed as well as the business practices of the NECC in general.

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October 11, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress and on both sides of the aisle agree that cybersecurity is of critical importance to America’s safety and prosperity in the 21st century.

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October 11, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The Committee shares the goals of the Commission to ensure the nation’s energy infrastructure is protected from physical and cyber threats and we look forward to learning more about the objectives of the OEIS.

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October 10, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The federal government currently supports energy-related technologies, projects, and companies through various forms of federal assistance, including grants, direct loans, loan guarantees, and a range of available tax credits.  Federal dollars also are used to advance programmatic activities, such as implementation of the federal energy mandates.

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October 10, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: Abound was the fifth stimulus-funded loan guarantee issued under Section 1705 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Just nine months after the closing of a $400 million loan guarantee in December 2010, DOE stopped funding the project.

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