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Biosecurity Memos to the Obama Administration

Center Staff
Date posted:
March 27, 2009
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Biosecur Bioterror 2009;7(1):25-43

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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All memos available on publisher's site; see links to individual memos below. 


On inauguration day, President Obama posted his administration’s biosecurity priorities on the agenda page of the White House website. In the following memos, the Center for Biosecurity offers its views on an array of biosecurity challenges confronting the new Administration.

The first memo, by Tara O'Toole and Tom Inglesby, offers recommendations regarding strategic priorities for U.S. biosecurity. The memos that follow, by the Center's senior staff and analysts, provide program recommendations in key areas: the biosecurity budget, prevention, biosurveillance, medical preparedness, public health preparedness, community engagement, and medical countermeasure development and manufacturing. These memos are intended to be of strategic and pragmatic value for the incoming officials in the Obama Administration who have responsibility for biosecurity in the White House and in the federal agencies.



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