Biodefense, Bioterrorism, & Bioweapons Topics

National Academies Reports

2013

Directed Evolution for Development and Production of Bioactive Agents: A Meeting Summary

Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture: Examination of Three Options

Technologies to Enable Autonomous Detection for BioWatch: Ensuring Timely and Accurate Information for Public Health Officials: Workshop Summary

2012

Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High Containment Biological Laboratories

Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology [C]

Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas [C]

Improving Metrics for the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program [C]

Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture: Examination of Three Options [C]

2011

Advancing Regulatory Science for Medical Countermeasure Development: Workshop Summary

Assistance to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command with Preparation of a Risk Assessment for the Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation (MCMT&E) Facility at Fort Detrick, MD: A Letter Report [C]

Continuing Assistance to the National Institutes of Health on Preparation of Additional Risk Assessments for the Boston University NEIDL, Phase 3 [C]

Information Sharing and Collaboration: Applications to Integrated Biosurveillance: Workshop Summary

Life Sciences and Related Fields: Trends Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention [C]

Prepositioning Antibiotics for Anthrax [C]

Protecting the Frontline in Biodefense Research: The Special Immunizations Program [C]

Review of Risk Assessment Work Plan for the Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility at Fort Detrick: A Letter Report [C]

Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letters [C]

The Science and Applications of Synthetic and Systems Biology: Workshop Summary

Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Summary of an International Workshop

2010

BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats. Abbreviated Version: Summary [C]

Considerations for Ensuring Safety and Efficacy of Vaccines and Therapeutic Proteins Manufactured by Using Platform Approaches: Summary of a Workshop

Continuing Assistance to the National Institutes of Health on Preparation of Additional Risk Assessments for the Boston University NEIDL, Phase 1 [C]

Continuing Assistance to the National Institutes of Health on Preparation of Additional Risk Assessments for the Boston University NEIDL, Phase 2 [C]

Evaluation of a Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security’s Planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas [C]

Evaluation of the Health and Safety Risks of the New USAMRIID High Containment Facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland [C]

Medical Countermeasures Dispensing:  Emergency Use Authorization and the Postal Model: Workshop Summary

Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Approach to Risk Analysis [C]

Security’s Planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas: Preliminary Letter Report [C]

Sequence-Based Classification of Select Agents: A Brighter Line [C]

Evaluation of a Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland [C]

The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Products from Discovery Through Approval: Workshop Summary

Understanding Biosecurity: Protecting Against the Misuse of Science in Today’s World

2009

A Survey of Attitudes and Actions on Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences: A Collaborative Effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science [C]

BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version: Summary [C]

Countering Biological Threats:  Challenges for the Department of Defense’s Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Union [C]

Countering Terrorism: Biological Agents, Transportation Networks, and Energy Systems: Summary of a U.S.-Russian Workshop

Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction [C]

Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications [C]

Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins [C]

Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System, Interim Report [C]

Russian Views on Countering Terrorism During Eight Years of Dialogue: Extracts from Proceedings of Four Workshops

2008

A Framework for Assessing the Health Hazard Posed by Bioaerosols [C]

Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorism Risk Assessment: A Call for Change [C]

Test and Evaluation of Biological Standoff Detection Systems: Abbreviated Version [C]

2007

Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security’s Biological Agent Risk Analysis [C]

Protecting Building Occupants and Operations from Biological and Chemical Airborne Threats: A Framework for Decision Making [C]

Review of the DoD-GEIS Influenza Programs: Strengthening Global Surveillance and Response [C]

Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism: Proceedings of an Indo-U.S. Workshop

2006

Defending the U.S. Air Transportation System Against Chemical and Biological Threats [C]

Letter Report on the Threat Agent Detection Response System Database [C]

Overcoming Challenges to Develop Countermeasures Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents: Appropriate Use of Animal Models [C]

Review of Research Proposals for Cooperation with Former Soviet Biological Weapons Personnel and Institutes: Letter Report from December 2, 2005 Review [C]

Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops on Novel Antimicrobial Therapeutics [C]

2005

Reopening Public Facilities After a Biological Attack: A Decision-Making Framework [C]

Review of Testing and Evaluation Methodology for Biological Point Detectors: Abbreviated Summary [C]

Sensor Systems for Biological Agent Attacks: Protecting Buildings and Military Bases [C]

2004

Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism [C]

Giving Full Measure to Countermeasures: Addressing Problems in the DOD Program to Develop Medical Countermeasures against Biological Warfare Agents [C]

Naval Forces’ Defense Capabilities against Chemical and Biological Warfare Threats [C]

Seeking Security: Pathogens, Open Access, and Genome Databases [C]

Terrorism: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Improving Responses: U.S – Russian Workshop Proceedings

University Research Centers of Excellence for Homeland Security: A Summary Report of a Workshop

2003

A Review of the EPA Water Security Research and Technical Support Action Plan: Parts I and II [C]

Assuring the Safety of the Pentagon Mail: Letter Report [C]

Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response [C]

Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism: A Public Health Strategy [C]

Review of EPA Homeland Security Efforts: Safe Buildings Program Plan [C]

Tracking and Predicting the Atmospheric Dispersion of Hazardous Material Releases: Implications for Homeland Security [C]

2002

An Assessment of the CDC Anthrax Vaccine Safety and Efficacy Research Program [C]

Biological Threats and Terrorism: Assessing the Science and Response Capabilities: Workshop Summary

Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism [C]

Countering Terrorism: Lessons Learned from Natural and Technological Disasters

Discouraging Terrorism: Some Implications of 9/11 [C]

Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism [C]

Preparing for Terrorism: Tools for Evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program [C]

Protecting Our Forces: Improving Vaccine Acquisition and Availability in the U.S. Military

Terrorism: Perspectives from the Behavioral and Social Sciences [C]

High-Impact Terrorism: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop

The Anthrax Vaccine: Is It Safe? Does It Work? [C]

2001

Firepower in the Lab: Automation in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism

Perspectives on the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System: A Program Review [C]

1999

Assessment of Future Scientific Needs for Live Variola Virus [C]

Chemical and Biological Terrorism: Research and Development to Improve Civilian Medical Response [C]

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