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Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorism Risk Assessment: A Call for Change Appendix M Acronyms 9/11 September 11, 2001 BDM Bioterrorist Decision Model BTCC Biological Threat Characterization Center BTRA Biological Threat Risk Assessment CBA cost-benefit analysis CBRN chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CREATE Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events DALY disability-adjusted life-year DHS Department of Homeland Security DNA deoxyribonucleic acid DSS decision support system EP exceedance probability EPA Environmental Protection Agency FY fiscal year GAO General Accounting Office; now Government Accountability Office HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive IDS interdependent security IL-4 interleukin-4 LHS Latin Hypercube Sampling NBACC National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center NRC National Research Council OMB Office of Management and Budget PCR polymerase chain reaction PDF probability density function PRA probabilistic risk assessment QALY quality-adjusted life-year RNA ribonucleic acid SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome SEIR susceptible, exposed, infected, and recovered SME subject-matter expert SRA Society for Risk Analysis TOPOFF Top Officials U.S. NRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission WMD weapons of mass destruction
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