In its 2015 bipartisan report, A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts, the Commission described biological threats to the Nation and made 33 recommendations to optimize U.S. efforts to prevent, deter, prepare for, detect, respond to, attribute, recover from, and mitigate intentionally introduced, accidentally released, and naturally occurring biological events. Seven years later, the U.S. experience with COVID-19 continues to validate our original findings and the need for an Apollo Program for Biodefense as biological threats to the Nation continue to expand and increase.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 when we will convene an in-person meeting of the Commission to provide a better understanding of: (1) the expanding landscape of current and future biological threats; (2) the roles and responsibilities of the federal government in assess and preparing for various biological threats; and (3) biological weapons, bioterrorism, and biological arms races.
COVID-19 precautions: For those attending in person, masks covering both nose and mouth must be worn at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. The Commissioners, Ex Officio members, Executive Director and speakers (while participating on a panel), will not be required to wear masks.