Biological Defense: Department of Defense Countermeasure Efforts

Almira Parker (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: POL012000

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The spread of the scientific capabilities to produce effective biological weapons has contributed to concerns about the threat posed to the warfighter from biological attacks. This book describes the Department of Defense’s (DOD) funding of medical countermeasures against biological threat agents from fiscal years 2001 through 2013; evaluates DOD’s progress in researching, developing, and making available medical countermeasures against biological threat agents, including DOD’s prioritization process; describes DOD’s internal coordination to allocate resources to medical countermeasures against biological threat agents; and evaluates DOD’s coordination with HHS and DHS to research and develop medical countermeasures against biological threat agents. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Biological Defense: DOD Has Strengthened Coordination on Medical Countermeasures but Can Improve Its Process for Threat Prioritization (pp. 1-44)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Statement of Major General Philip K. Russell (Retired). Hearing on ''Biodefense: Worldwide Threats and Countermeasure Efforts for the Department of Defense'' (pp. 45-48)
Philip K. Russell

Chapter 3 - Statement of Dr. Amy E. Smithson, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Hearing on ''Biodefense: Worldwide Threats and Countermeasure Efforts for the Department of Defense'' (pp. 49-60)
Amy E. Smithson

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