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Biodefense: The Nation Faces Long-Standing Challenges Related to Defending Against Biological Threats, Statement of Chris P. Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 587KB]

From the Document: "This statement discusses GAO [Government Accountability Office] reports issued from December 2009 through March 2019 on various biological threats and biodefense efforts, and selected updates to BioWatch recommendations made in 2015. To conduct prior work, GAO reviewed biodefense reports, relevant presidential directives, laws, regulations, policies, strategic plans; surveyed states; and interviewed federal, state, and industry officials, among others. [...] GAO has made numerous agency recommendations in its prior reports designed to address the challenges discussed in this statement. As of June 2019, agencies have taken steps to address many of these, and GAO is monitoring ongoing efforts."

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GAO-19-635T
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2019-06-26
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