NSABB's recommendations cover research involving enhanced pandemic potential pathogens, as well as dual-use research of concern.
Expert Reactions to the Updated U.S. Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Steps
Nolan Center experts examine the Biden Administration's new National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan and its accompanying National Security Memorandum.
RECAP: Congressional Biosecurity Luncheon
By Jackson du Pont On Tuesday, September 27th, the Council on Strategic Risks partnered with Building Stronger Futures to host a Congressional Luncheon with Congressman Ritchie Torres [D-NY] and Dr. Beth Cameron. Rep. Torres introduced Dr. Cameron, who currently serves…
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Beccera to Give Preparedness and Response its Own Division
ASPR’s new elevated role would make it the lead agency for internal hiring, as well as deploying and working with the industrial base via purchasing contracts to prepare for strong responses to future infectious disease outbreaks.
The CDC Officially Launches the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics
By: Dr. Ryan Duncombe Last week, a puzzling new monkeypox outbreak appeared in the United States after new cases popped up in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, and Canada. As of May 20, there are now a total of over…
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Biosecurity at The Global Synthetic Biology Conference
By Lillian Parr From April 12–14, Built with Biology hosted The Global Synthetic Biology Conference, an annual event that features expert speakers and provides networking opportunities for members of the synthetic biology community. The conference highlighted some exciting new biotechnologies,…
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The Future of Biodefense: Turning the Curse of Knowing into a Blessing
By Jackson duPont This summer was my first time diving into the world of biosecurity. As an intern for the Council of Strategic Risks, I expected to learn about new areas of security, and this experience was particularly salient given…
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Interview with CSR Board Member Robert Palay: COVID-19 Has Shown the World How Serious Biothreats Are
This interview is part of a series in which Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) & Center for Climate and Security (CCS) interns interview members of the CSR and CCS Advisory Boards, along with other key voices in the security field.…
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