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GAO: US Biodefense Enterprise Needs Central Leadership, Oversight

The Government Accountability Office has said in a new report to the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the U.S. biodefense enterprise needs an established leadership strategy. GAO said in the report published Thursday it found that there is no unifying biodefense leadership and oversight structure to facilitate accountability and operational efficiency. The agency said past reports from …

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Senate Panel Told Scientific Advances Increases Bioterror Threat Likelihood

A group of panelists told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Tuesday that a bioterroism threat’s likelihood will continue to increase with scientific advancements. “The potency and accessibility of these weapons…will increase as the bioscience revolution proceeds,” said Tara O’Toole, the Department of Homeland Security’s under secretary …

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Sebelius to Testify about Bioterror Threat

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee this week about the nation’s preparations for a bioterror attack, The Hill reports. Sebelius’ testimony is “part of a larger examination by the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee… into HHS’ strategy for developing treatments to tackle …

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Postal Service Given Responsiblity to Deliver Antidote in Case of Bio Attack

On December 30, President Obama signed Executive Order 13528, “Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack,” which gives the US Postal Service responsibility for delivering self-administered antidotes in the wake of a biological attack against the US. The new order is designed to …

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