Recent activities most relevant to the Standing Committee on Support to the DOD’s Programs to Counter Biological Threats are described below.
Biosecurity at the National Academies
The National Academies is actively engaged in questions related to biosecurity, biodefense, relevant aspects of public health, and broader discussions of the relationship between science and security. Every part of the Academies has produced reports, conducted meetings, and formed international partnerships to address. The Biosecurity at the National Academies website pools information about National Academies’ reports, ongoing projects, and activities, as well as provides links to some of the growing number of biosecurity websites in the United States and overseas.
Committees and Forums
Forum on Microbial Threats
The Forum on Microbial Threats explores major challenges for the public health and medical care communities in detecting and managing infectious disease outbreaks and monitoring the prevalence of endemic diseases through a series of public meetings.