Appendix B
Information on Briefings and Site Visits

As part of its information gathering, the committee held in-person briefings at two committee meetings and engaged in site visits at several institutions. Information about these meetings and site visits is contained below.


COMMITTEE MEETINGS


MEETING #1 AGENDA


MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

OPEN SESSION

11:00 a.m.

Representatives of project sponsor and interagency Working Group

 

• H. Clifford Lane, Director, Division of Clinical Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

 

• Ben Petro, Director for Biological Threat Reduction and Counterterrorism Policy, Office of the Coordinator for WMD Prevention, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President

 

• Carol D. Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services



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Appendix B Information on Briefings and Site Visits As part of its information gathering, the committee held in-person brief - ings at two committee meetings and engaged in site visits at several institutions. Information about these meetings and site visits is contained below. COMMITTEE MEETINGS MEETING #1 AGENDA MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009 OPEN SESSION 11:00 a.m. Representatives of project sponsor and interagency Working Group • H. Clifford Lane, Director, Diision of Clinical Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health • Ben Petro, Director for Biological Threat Reduction and Coun- terterrorism Policy, Office of the Coordinator for WMD Preen- tion, National Security Council, Executie Office of the President • Carol D. Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Ad- anced Research and Deelopment Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Depart- ment of Health and Human Serices 

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6 APPENDIX B 12:00 p.m. Overview of Select Agent Program (lunch will be aailable) • Robbin Weyant, Director, Diision of Select Agents and Toxins, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preention Respondents • LouAnn C. Burnett, Assistant Director and Biological Safety Officer, Vanderbilt Enironmental Health & Safety, Vanderbilt Uniersity • Dennis W. Metzger, Professor and Theopold Smith Alumni Chair; Director, Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College [by teleconference] Research and lessons from other sectors 1:45 p.m. • Kelley Krokos, Senior Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research 2:30 p.m. Break Laboratory security 2:45 p.m. • Overview of biosafety, biosurety, and biosecurity: Robert J. Hawley (committee member), Senior Adisor, Science, Mid- Atlantic Operations, Midwest Research Institute • Implementation of biosurety: Jeffrey Adamovicz, Principal Science Adisor, Center for Biological Safety and Security, Mid- Atlantic Operations, Midwest Research Institute • Physical and operational security solutions: Paul Langevin (committee member), Director of Laboratory Design, Merrick and Company

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 APPENDIX B Personnel reliability 3:45 p.m. • Lessons from polygraph testing: Kevin R. Murphy, Professor of Psychology, Penn State Uniersity; Member, Committee to Re- iew the Scientific Eidence on the Polygraph, National Research Council • Establishing a culture of trust: Mary P. Rowe, Ombudsperson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Adjunct Professor of Ne- gotiation and Conflict Management, MIT Sloan School of Man- agement [by videoconference]; Linda Wilcox, Ombudsperson, Harard Medical School, Harard Dental School, and Harard School of Public Health [by videoconference] General Discussion and Public Comment 4:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m. End of open session TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009 OPEN SESSION Lessons from the nuclear community: Richard A. Meserve, Presi- 9:00 a.m. dent, Carnegie Institution for Science; Former Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Lessons from workplace violence 9:45 a.m. • Robert A. Fein, Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital and Harard Medical School • Bryan Vossekuil, National Violence Preention and Study Center; Former Executie Director, National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Serice (retired) 10:30 a.m. End of open session

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 APPENDIX B MEETING #2 AGENDA MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009 OPEN SESSION Introduction and overview of open session (Breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. aailable) • Rita R. Colwell (Committee Chair), Distinguished Uniersity Professor, Uniersity of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hop- kins Uniersity Bloomberg School of Public Health; President and CEO, CosmosID, Inc. Briefings on relevant issues from the aviation industry 8:45 a.m. • Diane L. Damos, President, Damos Aiation Serices, Inc. • Bruce Landry, Safety and Certification Specialist, Airport Safety and Operations Diision, Federal Aiation Administration 10:00 a.m. Briefings on Security Risk Assessments in the broader security clearance context • M. Colleen Crowley, Executie Program Director, Policy, Research, and Agency Support Program, Federal Inestigatie Serices Dii- sion, U.S. Office of Personnel Management • J. William Leonard, Principal, The Leonard Consulting Group, LLC • Sheldon I. Cohen, Sheldon I. Cohen & Assoc., Attorneys At Law 11:15 a.m. General discussion (Lunch will be aailable) 12:30 p.m. Van transportation to site visit locations Site visits to select agent laboratories 1:30 p.m. • George Mason University: National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, Manassas, VA • U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Plant Germplasm and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 5:30 p.m. End of open session; van transportation back to Keck Center

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 APPENDIX B TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009 CLOSED SESSION—COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF ONLY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009 OPEN SESSION Discussion of report from Executive Order Working Group 9:00 a.m. (Breakfast aailable) • Carol D. Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Adanced Research and Deelopment Authority (BARDA), Office of the As- sistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Serices 10:00 a.m. End of open session SITE VISITS Members of the committee and staff conducted site visits and on-site con - versations with individuals affiliated with select agent laboratories and other secure facilities at several institutions. Participants at the site visit locations are listed. 1. New England Regional Center of Excellence (NERCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; visited August 4, 2009 • Gerald Beltz, Associate Director for Research, NERCE • Christine Anderson, Assistant Director, BSL- Animal and Tissue Culture Core Laboratory, NERCE • Mary Corrigan, Associate Director, Enironmental Health and Safety, Harard Uniersity • Robert A. Dickson, Associate Director of Operations, Harard Medical School • Sarah Heninger, Assistant Director, Microbiology & Animal Resources Core Laboratory, NERCE • Jeff M. Seo, Director of Research Compliance, Harard Medical School 2. MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; visited August 4, 2009 • John Bernard, Director of Reactor Operations, NRL • David Carpenter, Doctoral Student in Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

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60 APPENDIX B • Patricia Drooff, Officer, Reactor-Radiation Protection Program, Enironment, Health and Safety Office, MIT • Edward S. Lau, Superintendent, NRL • William B. McCarthy, Deputy Director, Reaction Radiation Protection Program, Enironment, Health and Safety Office, MIT • Thomas H. Newton, Jr., Associate Director for Engineering, NRL • Kathleen A. O’Connell, Senior Administratie Assistant, NRL 3. MIT Environment, Health and Safety Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; visited August 4, 2009 • Claudia A. Mickelson, Deputy Director, Biosafety Program 4. National Plant Germplasm and Biotechnology Laboratory, Center for Plant Health, Science, and Technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD; visited August 10, 2009 • Laurene Levy, Laboratory Director • Wayne P. Claus, Facility Manager • Renee DeVries, Quality Manager • Joseph P. Kozlovac, Agency Biosafety Officer, Animal Production & Protection, Agricultural Research Serice 5. National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID), George Mason University (GMU), Manassas, VA; visited August 10, 2009 • Charles Bailey, Distinguished Professor of Biology; Laboratory Director, Biomedical Research Laboratory; Executie Director, NCBID • Saira Ahmad, Doctoral Student • Lilian S. Amer, Masters Student • John H. Blacksten, Director, GMU Office of Media & Public Relations • Calvin Carpenter, Deputy Director and Chief of Contract Serices, Biomedical Research Laboratory, NCBID • Jessica H. Chertow, Doctoral Student • Myung-Chul Chung, Research Associate Professor, NCBID • Meghan W. Durham-Colleran, Doctoral Student • Suhua Han, Laboratory and Research Specialist, NCBID • Jessica Kidd, Laboratory and Research Specialist, NCBID • Nathan Manes, Postdoctoral Research, NCBID • Beth McKenney, Masters Student • Marjorie Z. Musick, Manager, GMU Office of Media & Public Relations • Tony Pierson, Doctoral Student • Kathleen Powell, Administratie Specialist, NCBID

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6 APPENDIX B • Meena Rajan, HR Operations Coordinator, GMU Human Resources & Payroll • Ian Reynolds, Human Resources Consultant, GMU Human Resources & Payroll • Diann Stedman, Director, Laboratory Safety, GMU Enironmental Health & Safety Office • Anne Taylor, Technical Operations Manager, NCBID • Patty Theimer, Senior Fiscal Technician, GMU Life Sciences • Monique L. van Hoek, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Microbiology • Anne B. Verhoeven, Doctoral Student • Paul R. Wieber, Security Manager, Prince William Campus, GMU Police • James D. Willett, Professor of Molecular and Microbiology • Ronald Witt, Director of Maintenance and Operations, Biomedical Research Laboratory, NCBID

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