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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Department of Defense Biological Safety and Security Program
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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This report examines the biological safety, security, and personnel reliability programs of DoDs biological labs, compares these labs with other similar operations in academia, industry and the federal government. The report offers recommendations for improvements in the DoD program based on this comparison. The task force found that safety and security of the DoD facilities that they assessed are as good or better than those in comparably sized facilities in other government, industry and academic sectors and that DoD regulations exceed those imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the program remains sound, the task force does provided recommendations to further improve on computer systems security, lab activity monitoring, inspection compliance and biological select agent and toxin transportation. These recommendations are detailed in the report and serve to further enhance current biological safety and security operations, while minimizing the impact on missions of the DoD laboratories.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE