Importance of DOD Programs
“The last decade has opened many doors in the former Soviet Union. The U.S. government’s footprint is large and DOD’s is the largest in the region. The U.S. government has done much good in supporting science, improving scientific methods in the region, providing a wide breadth of training, improving communication networks from telephones and computers to high-speed Internet access and subscriptions to international journals. Yet there is much to be done…. The threat of dual-use technologies and bioweapons expertise is still present in the region.”
Former manager of a U.S. government biological nonproliferation program, July 2007.