Presidential Policy Directive-2: Implementation of the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

This Strategy outlines the President's vision for addressing the challenges of biological weapons proliferation or their use by terrorists. The Strategy emphasizes the need to (1) improve global access to the life sciences to combat infectious disease regardless of its cause; (2) establish and reinforce norms against the misuse of the life sciences; and (3) institute a suite of coordinated activities that collectively will help influence, identify, inhibit, and/or interdict those who seek to misuse the life sciences.