In Holding the Line on Biodefense, the Commission shines a light on the capabilities and policy needs of the non-federal governments, responders, and healthcare workers responsible for safeguarding U.S. public health.
The report finds that the ad hoc and stovepiped approach to budgeting across multiple federal agencies is preventing strategic, long-term, and cohesive progress toward bolstering America’s vulnerable biodefense posture.
Defense of Animal Agriculture provides specific recommendations for protecting one of the largest sectors of U.S. economy.
The Commission's first progress report reviews the status of implementation of each recommendation from the Blueprint for Biodefense as of December 2016.
The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense was established in 2014 to assess gaps and provide recommendations to improve U.S. biodefense. The Commission is supported by a suite of distinguished ex officio members and staff with deep expertise in science, policy, intelligence, and defense.