Accession Number : ADA208851


Title :   Biological Defense Research Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a208851.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 884


Abstract : The proposed action, and subject of this Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), is continuation of the Biological Defense Research Program (BDRP). The BDRP is a research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) program conducted by the Department of Defense (DoD), with the Department of the Army (DA) serving as the executive agent. This FEIS addresses the ongoing program and provides a basis for evaluating future BDRP activities. The objectives of the BDRP are to develop measures for detection, treatment, protection and decontamination of potential biological warfare threat agents. Development of medical defensive measures, such as prophylactic vaccines and drugs, therapeutic measures, and patient treatment and management protocols are important components of the program. The purpose of the BDRP is to maintain and promote a solid national defense posture with respect to potential biological warfare threats. The BDRP supports RDT&E efforts necessary for the maintenance and development of defensive measures and materiel to meet these threats. In addition to promoting the national defense posture, the BDRP benefits the scientific community in general through its research and development efforts, and benefits the global population in the development of diagnostic methods, and vaccine and drug therapies for the treatment of diseases.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GLOBAL , DETECTION , DECONTAMINATION , THREATS , DISEASES , POPULATION , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , MEDICINE , MILITARY RESEARCH , THERAPY , PATIENTS , POSTURE(GENERAL) , DRUGS , MEDICAL SERVICES , ARMY , NATIONAL DEFENSE , VACCINES , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , CHEMOTHERAPY , SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE