DRAFT Anticipated Responsibilities of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) In the Year 2020 An Examination with Recommendations: A Joint Report from the National Biodefense Science Board and the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Board of Scientific Counselors   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The United States Government (USG) currently faces serious fiscal challenges and it is likely that funding for the SNS [Strategic National Stockpile] will be reduced or -- at best, perhaps -- sustained without growth. Decreased or static funding, however, is incompatible with SNS maintenance and replenishment of materiel, let alone the expansion of this vital national resource. Given the challenges facing the SNS, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) together with the Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), jointly sent a letter dated June 1, 2012, to the Chairs of two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal advisory committees (FACs), the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) and the OPHPR Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), charging them with three specific tasks: 1. To identify anticipated responsibilities of the SNS in the year 2020; 2. To recommend approaches for meeting those responsibilities as efficiently as possible; and 3. To propose metrics for reporting program capability and informing improvement."

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