This video offers program leaders from within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Defense (DoD), and US Agency for International Development (USAID) speak to their work in reducing biological threats globally.
This National Biodefense Strategy brings together and puts in place for the first time, a single coordinated effort to orchestrate the full range of activity that is carried out across the United States Government to protect the American people from biological threats.
On Tuesday, September 18, the White House and four federal departments unveiled a comprehensive National Biodefense Strategy to make America safer against modern biological threats to the United States.
In a first, the strategy includes not only deliberate bioterror threats, but also naturally occurring outbreaks and infectious diseases that escape the lab accidentally.
The US House of Representatives unanimously approved the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 (H.R. 6198), which enables DHS to establish the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office permanently.