Recommending and promoting changes to U.S. policy and law to strengthen national biodefense while optimizing resource investments.

Commission seeks Office Manager

The Commission is looking for an Office Manager who is organized, professional, detail-oriented, highly responsive, a proactive planner and able to quickly shift from one task to another. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.  Please review the position description for more information.  If interested, please send your résumé to

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2023) – The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television across all screens, announced its 44th annual awards after a record-breaking year for entries. Winners include some of the most prominent global brands and companies alongside smaller and independent production houses, including Cut+Run, Audible, FEMA, Netflix, NASA, Disney, Media.Monks, Paramount, National Geographic Society, and the Golden State Warriors. The Commission’s Apollo Program for Biodefense media campaign won a Telly Award in the Public Service and Activism category. The Commission previously won a Telly for the audiovisual version of Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History in the Craft-Voiceover category of the 41st Annual Telly Awards.

Commission announces new Deputy Director position to lead biodefense policy and research efforts


The new Deputy Director will support the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense by leading biodefense policy analysis and research about the prevention, deterrence, preparedness for, surveillance and detection of, response to, attribution of, recovery from, and mitigation of naturally occurring, accidentally released, and intentionally introduced biological threats. This is a senior, high-visibility position and the successful candidate is expected to serve as a strategic planner, manager, supervisor and substantive expert, reporting directly to the Executive Director and serving as the Acting Executive Director when necessary. The pandemic of 2020 has shined a spotlight on the Commission’s work and this new Deputy Director joins at an exciting time of high-intensity focus and rapid-growth. If you are interested, please send your resume to

 Watch the Commission’s July 27, 2023 meeting – Solving the Puzzle: Biological Intelligence and Information Sharing.