'Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) Program Review': A Report from the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) [open pdf - 12MB]
From the Summary: "The Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR; previously known as the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, or COTPER) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) asked six logistics and preparedness experts to convene and answer four questions aimed at improving Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) response to an aerosolized anthrax event. [...] This review will focus on the comparison of the current SNS 'hub and spoke' model for inventory storage and delivery versus the forward deployment and maintenance of assets under federal control, in the context of a CRI [Cities Readiness Initiative] inhalation anthrax-related event. [...] Although the hub-and-spoke vs. forward deployment review could apply to any type of threat agent, for the purposes of this review, the scope will focus on the inhalation anthrax scenario that would require prophylaxis of the potentially exposed populations within 48 hours."
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/