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  • Title: Office of the Governor - Rick Perry
    Descriptive info: .. RSS Feeds.. Contact.. Home.. Governor Perry.. First Lady.. News.. Initiatives.. Organization.. A Critical Mission to Africa.. Gov.. Rick Perry visited U.. S.. Army troops at Fort Hood, preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola.. Read.. Cutting-Edge Research.. Rick Perry toured the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, receiving an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to the threat of pandemic.. Perry Taps Top Minds for Task Force.. Rick Perry announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will improve the state s ability to deal with pandemic disease.. Texas Responds to Ebola Case.. Rick Perry joined state and local health officials in Dallas to discuss the measures being taken to guard the public s health following the first diagnosed U.. case of Ebola.. Still at Heart of Space Race.. A new wave of private-sector entrepreneurs is joining our state s existing space pioneers to keep Texas at the center of America s Space Race.. ', FIX, ['number-box1', -10, 8], WIDTH, 150, HEIGHT, 70)">.. Recent News.. Thursday, October 09, 2014 Fort Hood, Texas.. Press Release.. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola.. Rick Perry today visited U.. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola.. The U.. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.. PHOTO.. READ.. Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Galveston, Texas.. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory.. A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov.. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease.. The facility is one of two  ...   2014 Dallas, Texas.. Perry Meets with State and Local Health Officials Responding to Ebola Case.. Rick Perry today joined state and local health officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to inform the public of the measures being taken to guard the public's health following the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Austin, Texas.. Noteworthy.. In July of 1969, America's dreams of space travel reached a worldwide crescendo.. As mankind landed on the moon for the first time in history, the first thing the astronauts did was to serve notice to the nervous technicians gathered at the operation's nerve center in the Lone Star State.. Friday, September 26, 2014 Austin, Texas.. Texas State Guard Saves Lives During Search for Human Remains in Brooks County.. A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by Gov.. Rick Perry to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.. Thursday, September 25, 2014 Houston, Texas.. Speech.. Text of Gov.. Perry's Remarks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit.. Rick Perry today spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit, where he addressed American energy security, job creation, and the economic and national security opportunities available to the United States through domestic energy production.. Full text of the governor's remarks are as follows.. Ebola Updates.. Important Information.. Connect With Us.. Facebook.. Email Updates.. Twitter.. YouTube.. Google+.. Flickr.. LinkedIn.. Instagram.. Flipboard.. Hurricane Center.. Make a Plan.. Be Ready.. Bragging Rights.. See What Others Are Saying.. Governor's Budget.. Proposed Budget for 2014 - 2015.. Where the Money Goes.. See Your Tax Dollars at Work.. Texas Veterans Portal.. Resources for Veterans & Families.. Texas Flag Status.. Current Status.. Recent Photos.. Contact the Governor's Office.. Employment.. Accessibility.. Site Policies.. Report Fraud.. Texas.. gov.. TRAIL Search.. Office of the Governor.. P.. O.. Box 12428.. Austin, Texas 78711.. (512) 463-2000..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Press Release] Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola
    Descriptive info: Editorial.. Appointment.. Executive Order.. Legislative.. Multimedia.. Archive.. Thursday, October 09, 2014.. Fort Hood, Texas.. "In a closely interconnected world what affects people in one part of the globe, if left unchecked, will eventually affect those elsewhere," Gov.. Perry said.. "Therefore, we must deal with this threat where the epidemic is at its worst.. The efforts our troops will undertake to end this outbreak will mean greater safety and security for those in West Africa as well as all of us back at home.. ".. More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft.. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month.. Approximately 500 troops stationed at Ft.. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft.. Hood, will also deploy.. Their mission  ...   than 3,000 troops to West Africa.. Earlier this week, Gov.. Perry announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, aimed at assessing and enhancing the state's existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to infectious disease, including the Ebola virus.. The task force, made up of experts from around Texas, will develop a strategic emergency management plan for incident command teams and their partners at the state and local levels of government.. Perry has also called on the federal government to implement enhanced screenings of travelers coming into the United States.. View Photo Gallery.. Governor's Initiatives:.. Public Safety.. Email.. Related News.. October 07, 2014 Galveston, Texas.. October 06, 2014 Austin, Texas.. October 01, 2014 Dallas, Texas.. September 18, 2014 College Station, Texas.. Perry Helps Dedicate Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility.. View News Archive..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Press Release] Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory
    Descriptive info: Tuesday, October 07, 2014.. Galveston, Texas.. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.. "Texas is fortunate to have dedicated and talented researchers such as those here in Galveston," Gov.. "Cutting-edge facilities like this are where theory becomes reality, where therapies are tested and where vaccines are found.. I'm very proud that two members of the UTMB Galveston community have agreed to serve on the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and I look forward to their contributions to this effort.. Dr.. James LeDuc, Ph.. D and Dr.. Thomas Ksiazek, both of UTMB Galveston, are members of  ...   Texas' existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease.. The task force will also provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols and recommendations related to the current Ebola response, and develop a strategic emergency management plan for incident command teams and their partners at the state and local levels of government.. To learn more about the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response and its members, please visit.. here.. To view the executive order creating the task force, please visit.. Watch Large Video.. In Their Words.. Thomas W Geisbert, PhD.. Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.. October 09, 2014 Fort Hood, Texas..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Press Release] Gov. Perry Names Dr. Brett Giroir to Lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Descriptive info: Monday, October 06, 2014.. Austin, Texas.. "Over the past several days we have learned a lot about the unique challenges of situations like this, and it's important that we continue to adapt our response to these realities," Gov.. "This task force will develop a comprehensive, long-term plan to ensure Texas deals effectively with any potential outbreak, building on our existing State Emergency Plan and will cover all phases of preparedness and response.. The governor also called on the federal government to immediately begin enhanced screening procedures at all points of entry, including obtaining additional information, checking temperatures and staffing quarantine stations to help prevent the disease from entering the country.. The task force will provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols and recommendations related to the current Ebola response, and develop a strategic emergency management plan for incident command teams and their partners at the state and local levels of government.. This plan will build upon the existing State of Texas Emergency Management Plan, which addresses multiple aspects of preparing for, responding to and recovering from public health and medical crises in the state.. "We live in an interconnected world, where an outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere.. As a result, control of future potential disease outbreaks will present even greater challenges," Giroir said.. "Preparedness requires clear, decisive, and prospective management aimed not only at rapid response, but also long-term solutions.. The timelines for containment of a serious outbreak mandate that we are fully prepared for the worst-case scenario, no matter what form that may take.. In addition to developing a comprehensive plan to ensure  ...   Diseases, Texas A M University.. Peter Hotez: founding dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology Microbiology; President, Sabin Vaccine Institute.. Thomas Ksiazek: virologist and an expert in the field of Epidemiology/ecology and laboratory diagnosis of hemorrhagic fevers and arthropod-borne viral diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch Sealy Center for Vaccine Development.. D.. : director, Galveston National Laboratory; professor of Microbiology and Immunology and director of the Program on Global Health, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity.. Scott Lillibridge: professor of epidemiology and assistant dean, Texas A M Health Science Center School of Public Health.. Victoria Sutton: Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Director, Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, Texas Tech University School of Law.. Richard Hyde: executive director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.. Tim Irvine: executive director, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.. Nim Kidd: chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management.. Col.. Steve McCraw: executive director, Texas Department of Public Safety.. Maj.. Gen.. John Nichols: Adjutant General of the State of Texas.. Lt.. Joseph Weber: executive director, Texas Department of Transportation.. Michael Williams: commissioner, Texas Education Agency.. The task force will issue written reports on its findings and recommendations, including legislative recommendations, to the governor and Legislature.. The first report is due by Dec.. 1, 2014 and the second by Feb.. 1, 2015, with the potential for additional reports as the task force deems necessary.. To view the governor's executive order creating the task force, please visit.. Brett Giroir.. Director of Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Press Release] Gov. Perry Meets with State and Local Health Officials Responding to Ebola Case
    Descriptive info: Wednesday, October 01, 2014.. Dallas, Texas.. Below are excerpts from Gov.. Perry's remarks today.. "Over the past 24 hours, I've been in close communication with the director of the CDC, Dr.. Tom Frieden, as well as all appropriate Texas state health officials, who are working closely with their local and federal partners to manage this very serious case.. "There are few places in the world better equipped to meet the challenges  ...   CDC to conduct diagnostic Ebola testing and we have health care institutions and professionals who are second to none.. "Professionals on every level of the chain of command know what to do to minimize any potential risk to the people of Texas.. ".. "As he works toward a full recovery our thoughts and prayers are with the patient and his family".. David L.. Lakey.. Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Noteworthy] Still at Heart of Space Race
    Descriptive info: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.. "Houston," they radioed, "Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed.. Texas was mission control throughout NASA's victorious race to the moon in the 1960s, and the Johnson Space Center remains vital today, heading up operation of the International Space Station and numerous other efforts revolving around manned spaceflight.. Joining them is a new wave of private-sector space pioneers establishing themselves in exciting and innovative ways, and Texas continues to be at the center of it all.. Among our current space-related highlights:.. Lockheed Martin is helping develop NASA's Orion space capsule, its next space exploration vehicle.. Boeing Space Exploration, headquartered in Houston, recently won a $4.. 2 billion contract from NASA to build and fly astronauts to the International Space Station on an American-made spacecraft.. XCOR, which is developing a suborbital space plane that will take off and land like any other aircraft, relocated its research and development from Mojave, Calif.. , to Midland in 2012.. Midland recently announced FAA approval for a Commercial Space Launch License.. Blue Origin, focuses on utilizing technology to enable vertical takeoffs and landings  ...   supplies to the International Space Station.. This all means a lot of great things for Texas, including quality jobs for Texans.. But it also means unique and growing opportunities for all Texans, particularly our students.. SpaceX, for example, is working with state and local officials and educators at UT Brownsville to create STARGATE, or the South Texas Spacecraft Tracking and Astrophysical Research into Gigahertz Astronomical Transient Emission.. This project, funded in part by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, will not only support launch operations in Brownsville, it will give countless students from area high schools and from what will soon be called UT-Rio Grande Valley the chance of a lifetime to work, hands-on, with cutting-edge technology.. So, not only is Texas capitalizing on the great leaps forward that have already been made, it's building the foundation for many more discoveries for decades to come.. Texas' pioneer spirit has always been a key part of our tradition of facing tough challenges head-on.. That makes Texas the perfect place for the world's best and brightest minds to continue our collective reach for the stars..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - RSS Feeds
    Descriptive info: News & Announcements:.. Press Releases.. Speeches.. Editorials.. Appointments.. Proclamations.. Hurricane News.. Economic Development.. Border Security.. 10th Amendment.. Education.. Energy.. Disaster Preparedness.. Quality of Life.. First Lady's Office:.. Texas Our Texas - First Lady's Blog..

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  • Title: Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Executive Order] RP 79 - Relating to the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Descriptive info: RP 79 - Relating to the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.. WHEREAS.. , infectious diseases are responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other single cause; and.. , the State of Texas has a responsibility to safeguard and protect the health and well-being of its citizens from the spread of infectious diseases; and.. , on September 30, 2014, the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States occurred in Dallas, Texas; and.. , addressing infectious diseases requires the coordination and cooperation of multiple governmental entities at the local, state and federal level; and.. , public health and medical preparedness and response guidelines are crucial to protect the safety and welfare of our citizens; and.. , Texas has nationally recognized infectious disease experts and other highly trained professionals across the state with the experience needed to minimize any potential risk to the people of Texas;.. NOW.. ,.. THEREFORE.. , I, Rick Perry, Governor of the State of Texas, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, do hereby order the following:.. 1.. Creation and Duties.. The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response (the "Task Force") is hereby created to:.. Provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols and recommendations related to the current Ebola response and a strategic emergency management plan for the incident command team and their partners at the state and local level of government.. Develop a comprehensive plan to ensure Texas is prepared for the potential of widespread outbreak of infectious diseases, such as the Ebola virus and other emerging infectious diseases, and can provide rapid response that effectively protects the safety and well-being of Texans.. Serve as a reliable and transparent source of information and education for Texas leadership and citizens.. The Task Force will establish this plan by:.. Using the significant expertise of medical professionals in Texas and elsewhere;.. Collaborating with local government officials and local health officials;.. Utilizing, where possible, the Texas Emergency Preparedness Plan and structure;.. Identifying the various responses necessary in the event of an epidemic of infectious disease;.. Establishing a command and control structure that will ensure effective preparations and response that may be included in Chapter 418 of the Government Code or related statutes and that also ensure the authority of a Governor to take emergency action as needed; and.. Coordinating with appropriate entities to ensure public awareness  ...   of Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Program on Global Health, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity.. Scott Lillibridge, Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Dean, Texas A M Health Science Center School of Public Health.. Colonel Steve McCraw, Executive Director, Texas Department of Public Safety.. Major General John Nichols, Adjutant General, Texas National Guard.. Victoria Sutton, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Director, Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, Texas Tech University School of Law.. General Joseph Weber, Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation.. Michael Williams, Commissioner, Texas Education Agency.. The Governor may fill any vacancy that may occur and may appoint other members as needed.. All appointees serve at the pleasure of the Governor.. Any state or local employees appointed to serve on the Task Force shall do so in addition to the regular duties of their respective office or position.. 3.. Report.. The Task Force shall make written reports on its findings and recommendations, including legislative recommendations, to the Governor and the Legislature.. The first report is due by December 1, 2014, which should include preliminary recommendations that require legislative action.. A second report is due by February 1, 2015, and should contain, in part, any additional recommendations for legislative action during the 2015 legislative session.. The Task Force may issue other regular reports as it deems necessary.. 4.. Meetings.. The Task Force shall meet at times and locations as determined by the Director.. The Task Force may meet telephonically.. The Task Force may hold public hearings to gather information; when conducting public hearings the Task Force shall meet in various parts of Texas to encourage local input.. The Task Force also may meet in executive session to discuss matters that are deemed confidential by state or federal statutes or to ensure public security or law enforcement needs.. 5.. Administrative Support.. The state agencies involved shall provide administrative support for the Task Force.. 6.. Other Provisions.. The Task Force shall adhere to guidelines and procedures prescribed by the Office of the Governor.. All Task Force members shall serve without compensation or reimbursement for travel expenses.. 7.. Effective Date.. This order shall take effect immediately.. This executive order supersedes all previous orders inconsistent with its terms and shall remain in effect and in full force until modified, amended, rescinded or superseded by me or by a succeeding Governor.. Given under my hand this the 6th day of October, 2014.. RICK PERRY.. Governor.. Learn more about:.. Governor's Initiatives..

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