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Government Agencies and Organizations and Bioterrorism

Bioscience - Sandia National Laboratories

Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, March 31, 2005.

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

U.S. Army Chemical Biological Center

Private Associations, Institutes, and
Organizations Concerned with Bioterrorism

ABSA International. The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center.
Kansa State University

Colleges and Universities with
Bioterrorism Centers or Departments

Center for Biosecurity
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Publications, Guides and Reports on Bioterrorism


National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility: Purpose and Status, Congressional Research Service (CRS), April 6, 2020, PDF, 3 pages.

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism, Trust for America's Health, 2020.


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

Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, March 31, 2005.


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.


A Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism. Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, Second Edition, PDF, 57 pages, 2004.

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.

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).


Bioterrorism: Preparedness Varied Across State and Local Jurisdictions, Government Accounting Office. April 2003., GAO-03-373, PDF, 53 pages.

Food-Processing Security, General Accounting Office (GAO), February 2003. GAO-03-342, 53 pages, PDF.

Hospital Preparedness: Most Urban Hospitals Have Emergency Plans But Lack Certain Capacities for Bioterrorism Response, General Accounting Office, August 2003, PDF, 45 pages.

An Individual's Strategy for Responding to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks, RAND Research Brief., 2 pages, 2003.


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


Biological Warfare: A Nation at Risk - A Time to Act, by Richard Danzig, Under Secretary of the Navy, National Defense University (NDU)., 1996.

Miscellaneous Bioterrorism Information

History of Biological Warfare
American Gulf War Veterans Association.

Plague War - PBS Frontline

Information about Coronavirus or COVID-19

Coronavirus. ( internal webpage)

Information About Anthrax

Anthrax as a Biological Weapon, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), May 12, 1999.

Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program Resource Center, Miltary Health System,

Information About Smallpox

Smallpox Resource Center, Military Health System,

Smallpox for Clinicians, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information About Building Security and Safety and Bioterrorism

Advice for Safeguarding Buildings against Chemical or Biological Attack
Berkeley Lab

HVAC Building Vulnerability Assessment Tool, Rhode Island Department of Health, PDF, 14 pages.

Training and Education for Bioterrorism

CDC Learning Connection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Field Identification of Biological Warfare Agents (FIBWA) Course
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

MPH Concentration: Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness
Saint Louis University

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, by Marshal Brain and Susan L. Nasr, September 27, 2001.


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