Accession Number : ADA522861


Title :   Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Armstrong, Robert E ; Drapeau, Mark D ; Loeb, Cheryl A ; Valdes, James J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522861.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 375


Abstract : The present volume reviews and analyzes current research and likely future developments in the life sciences and how they will significantly influence the biological material available to warfighters--not as weapons systems, but as augmentation to currently available equipment. This is the new face of biological warfare. The editors of this volume have assembled experts in research, warfighting, and defense policy to describe biological applications from the smallest to the largest scale. In addition, they show how thinking in biological terms can improve our procurement cycle and enhance our development time and costs. Finally, no description of biotechnology would be complete without a consideration of ethical and legal issues related to such research and development. This edited book is an important contribution to the literature and nicely captures a number of ongoing military basic science research projects with long-term implications for the Department of Defense.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , *BIOTECHNOLOGY , *BIOTERRORISM , *NATIONAL SECURITY , WEAPON SYSTEMS , PROCUREMENT , LIFE SCIENCES , BIONICS , BIOLOGY , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , POLICIES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , COSTS


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE