New PDF release: Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department

By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Security, and Cooperation Development, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Committee on Prevention of Proliferation of Biological Weapons in States Beyond the Former Soviet Union

ISBN-10: 0309131766

ISBN-13: 9780309131766

In accordance with a request from the U.S. Congress, this booklet examines how the original adventure and broad functions of the dep. of safeguard (DOD) may be prolonged to minimize the specter of bioterrorism inside of constructing nations open air the previous Soviet Union (FSU). in the past 12 years, DOD has invested $800 million in lowering the danger from bioterrorism with roots within the states of the FSU. The program's accomplishments are many fold. the chance of bioterrorism in different international locations is simply too nice for DOD to not be one of the leaders in addressing threats past the FSU. taking into consideration attainable sensitivities a couple of U.S. army presence, DOD should still interact governments in approximately ten constructing nations outdoors the FSU in organic possibility aid courses throughout the subsequent 5 years. each time attainable, DOD may still accomplice with different firms that experience good demonstrated humanitarian reputations within the nations of curiosity. for instance, the U.S. organization for overseas improvement, the facilities for disorder keep watch over and Prevention, and the area health and wellbeing association may be regarded as power companions.

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Silver Spring, MD: DOD. Available online at www. pdf. Accessed December 2, 2008. 12 Institute of Medicine Committee for the Assessment of DoD-GEIS Influenza Surveillance and Response Programs and Board on Global Health. 2007. Review of the DoD-GEIS Influenza Programs: Strengthening Global Surveillance and Response. : The National Academies Press. record_id=11974. Accessed December 2, 2008. INTRODUCTION 23 International Center). The insights of the Department of State were especially important. S.

South Africa is far ahead in promoting modern biotechnology in Africa. Also, within an individual developing country, conditions to contain biological assets are usually uneven. For example, in some countries a central modern biotechnology facility stands apart from more rudimentary facilities located in areas distant from this central facility. In Pakistan, both the research productivity and the level of effective security at the country’s dozens of bioscience and biotechnology facilities vary considerably.

The infrastructure required to support a biological terrorism attack is strikingly smaller than the facilities and personnel resources that were developed to support biological warfare capabilities during the Cold War. S. Department of Health and Human Services demonstrated that it is possible to obtain through the Internet all of the needed components for a laboratory capable of dangerous genetic manipulation.  The infrastructure required to counter bioterrorism should be broadly based—from import controls, biosafety programs, and security of pathogen collections to detection, diagnostic, response, and treatment capabilities.

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Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department of Defense's Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Union by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Security, and Cooperation Development, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Committee on Prevention of Proliferation of Biological Weapons in States Beyond the Former Soviet Union


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