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Government Agencies and Organizations and Bioterrorism

Bioscience - Sandia National Laboratories
https://www.sandia.gov/research/research_foundations/bioscience/index.html

Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, March 31, 2005.
https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/GPO-WMD

Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA). Bioterrorism Document Search.
Bioterrorism documents

Office of the Assistant Security of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
https://www.acq.osd.mil/ncbdp

U.S. Army Chemical Biological Center
https://www.cbc.ccdc.army.mil


Private Associations, Institutes, and
Organizations Concerned with Bioterrorism

ABSA International. The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity
https://absa.org/

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center.
Kansa State University
https://www.k-state.edu/nabc/


Colleges and Universities with
Bioterrorism Centers or Departments

Center for Biosecurity
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/


Publications, Guides and Reports on Bioterrorism


2020

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility: Purpose and Status, Congressional Research Service (CRS), April 6, 2020, PDF, 3 pages.
https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11492

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism, Trust for America's Health, 2020.
https://www.tfah.org/report-details/readyornot2020/


2005

Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat. Milton Leitenberg, Strategic Studies Institute, December 2005. Posted on armscontrolcenter.org, PDF, 125 pages.

Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, March 31, 2005.
https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/GPO-WMD


2006

Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attacks: An Analysis of the Preparedness of Hospitals for Managing Victims Affected by Chemical or Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction, By RL Bennet, Europe PMC, 2006, PDF, 9 pages.
https://europepmc.org/article/pmc/pmc3785681


2004

A Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism. Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, Second Edition, PDF, 57 pages, 2004.
https://www.rtdna.org/uploads/files/bioguide.pdf

Biological Attack: Human Pathogens, Biotoxins, and Agricultural Threats, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies, 2004, PDF, 6 pages. Fact Sheet posted by Department of Homeland Security.
https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/prep_biological_fact_sheet.pdf

Small-scale Terrorist Attacks Using Chemical and Biological Agents: An Assessment Framework and Preliminary Comparisons, Congressional Research Service (CRS), PDF, May 2004, 89 pages. (Posted on FAS Website).
https://fas.org/irp/crs/RL32391.pdf


2003

Bioterrorism: Preparedness Varied Across State and Local Jurisdictions, Government Accounting Office. April 2003., GAO-03-373, PDF, 53 pages.
https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03373.pdf

Food-Processing Security, General Accounting Office (GAO), February 2003. GAO-03-342, 53 pages, PDF.
https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03342.pdf

Hospital Preparedness: Most Urban Hospitals Have Emergency Plans But Lack Certain Capacities for Bioterrorism Response, General Accounting Office, August 2003, PDF, 45 pages.
https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03924.pdf

An Individual's Strategy for Responding to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks, RAND Research Brief., 2 pages, 2003.
https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB6014.html


2001

"A Common Sense Guide to Keeping Safe". A study of anthrax and its threat to you. The Boston Globe. Nov 2001.


1996

Biological Warfare: A Nation at Risk - A Time to Act, by Richard Danzig, Under Secretary of the Navy, National Defense University (NDU)., 1996.
https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-130124281/biological-warfare-a-nation-at-risk-a-time-to-act


Miscellaneous Bioterrorism Information

History of Biological Warfare
American Gulf War Veterans Association.
http://gulfwarvets.com/biowar.htm

Plague War - PBS Frontline
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/plague/


Information about Coronavirus or COVID-19

Coronavirus. (SecurityInfoNet.com internal webpage)


Information About Anthrax

Anthrax as a Biological Weapon, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), May 12, 1999.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/189876

Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program Resource Center, Miltary Health System, Health.mil
https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Immunization-Healthcare/Vaccine-Preventable-Diseases/Anthrax


Information About Smallpox

Smallpox Resource Center, Military Health System, Health.mil
https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Immunization-Healthcare/Vaccine-Preventable-Diseases/Smallpox/Smallpox-Resource-Center

Smallpox for Clinicians, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/smallpox/clinicians/index.html


Information About Building Security and Safety and Bioterrorism

Advice for Safeguarding Buildings against Chemical or Biological Attack
Berkeley Lab
http://securebuildings.lbl.gov/secure.html

HVAC Building Vulnerability Assessment Tool, Rhode Island Department of Health, PDF, 14 pages.
https://health.ri.gov/forms/assessment/BuildingVulnerabilityHVACAssessmentTool.pdf


Training and Education for Bioterrorism

CDC Learning Connection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/learning/index.html

Field Identification of Biological Warfare Agents (FIBWA) Course
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
https://www.usamriid.army.mil/education/fibwacourse.htm

MPH Concentration: Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness
Saint Louis University
https://www.slu.edu/public-health-social-justice/education/graduate/public-health/mph-concentrations/bsdp.php


Articles about Bioterrorism

March 2020. "A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response", InterAgency Journal, by John B. Foley, Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation.

March 9, 2020. "Can the US make bioweapons obsolete?", Sandia National Laboratories.

December 15, 2011. "The Bioterrorist Next Door". Foreign Policy. The man-made killer bird flu is here. Can -- should -- governments try to stop it?

July 13, 2010. "Bioterrorism experts condemn a move to cut reserve money". Los Angeles Times.

December 2, 2004. "Book Review - Handbook helps NGOs prepare for bio threats". Reuters Foundation AlertNet.

November 30, 2004. "Course Trains 'Select Few' on Biological Warfare Agents". American Forces Information Services.

September 22, 2004. "Preparing for Vaccine and Drug Dispensing in a Bioterrorism or Public Health Emergency, Guidelines". Medical News Today.

July 29, 2004. "Checklist for anthrax symptoms helps fight against bioterror". Yahoo! News.

December 8, 2003. "The High Cost of Making an Anthrax Drug. Human Genome Sciences Needs Commitment From Government to Proceed With Treatment". The Washington Post TechNews.

September 2, 2003. "New Anthrax Vaccine Protects on Two Fronts". Scientific American.

August 5, 2003. "How Best To Fight Against Bioterrorism". Cato Institute.

May 9, 2003. "Guidelines for Bioterrorism Funding Announced". United States Department of Health & Human Services.

May 2, 2003. " Biodefense Plan Greeted With Caution: Drug Firms Want Better Guarantees". The Washington Post.

April 25, 2003. "First Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Formed". DefenseLink.

April 3, 2003. "How vulnerable is your company to bio-terrorism? Assess, Plan, and Survive". Risk Analysis Group.

"How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works", How Stuff Works.com, by Marshal Brain and Susan L. Nasr, September 27, 2001.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/biochem-war.htm

 

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