October 13, 2021

Commission Warns Federal Biodetection System Still Does Not Work, 20 years After Deadly Anthrax Attacks

Twenty years ago this week, letters laced with deadly anthrax spores arrived at the United States Capitol and other locations across the country. Yet according to a new report released today by the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense called Saving Sisyphus: Advanced Biodetection for the 21st Century, our federal government still does not have a national biodetection system that works. The report details critical failures with the Department of Homeland Security’s biodetection program and provides a roadmap to Congress for investing in next generation solutions.