Federal Efforts to Address the Threat of Bioterrorism: Selected Issues and Options for Congress

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This report focuses on four areas under congressional consideration deemed critical to the success of the biodefense enterprise: strategic planning; risk assessment; surveillance; and the development, procurement, and distribution of medical countermeasures. This report also discusses the effectiveness and sufficiency of programs implementing these aspects of the federal biodefense efforts, outside analysts' suggestions for improving the government's efforts, and current issues under congressional consideration.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 8, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Gottron, Frank

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

Creator (Author):
Shea, Dana A.

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 8, 2011
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United States
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This report focuses on four areas under congressional consideration deemed critical to the success of the biodefense enterprise: strategic planning; risk assessment; surveillance; and the development, procurement, and distribution of medical countermeasures. This report also discusses the effectiveness and sufficiency of programs implementing these aspects of the federal biodefense efforts, outside analysts' suggestions for improving the government's efforts, and current issues under congressional consideration.

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18 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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