Event
Briefing

Biodefense 101 Briefing

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Dr. Asha George, Executive Director of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, provided a briefing to congressional offices on the severity of biological threats to the country. Topics included federal programs and activities needed to prepare the nation against biological crime, terrorism, warfare, and pandemics. Dr. George also shared recommendations from the Panel’s 2015 report, A National Blueprint for Biodefense, which addressed gaps in federal preparedness for a biological event. The briefing closed with discussion of the National Biodefense Strategy, released in September 2018, which was one of the Panel’s major recommendations.

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