"This report fulfills the requirement to report to Congress annually on specified authorities in the Project BioShield Act. This report covers the period from August 1, 2006, through July 2007 (the current reporting period) and also includes the first three days of August 2007, during which the Enterprise Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day were held. While the report has been in preparation, additional BioShield-related activities have occurred. Where pertinent, notations have been included for actions expected after the current reporting period; activity in the next year beyond the current reporting period will be included in next year's report. In addition to providing the required reports, the Department takes this opportunity to place the uses of its authorities in the context of a broader view of its activities in support of and surrounding public health emergency medical countermeasure preparedness. As noted above, these activities have been integrated with broader preparedness efforts, both by the statutory broadening of the scope of Project BioShield itself and by integrating Project BioShield into an expanded interagency organizational structure for public health emergency preparedness."
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