Data Gathering Meeting 4: March 19-20, 2012 at Various Locations

March 19, Washington, DC

The committee heard a number of briefings from representatives from agencies and individuals that have programs relevant to the CBDP initiatives or capability focus areas.

Robert Kadlec, RPK Consulting LLC

Randall Long, Director, Chemical and Biological Division, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Susan Coller-Monarez, Threat Characterization and Attribution Branch Chief, Chemical and Biological Defense Division Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Elizabeth George, Director of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Directorate, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense

Carol Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US Department of Health and Human Services

Mike Kurilla, Director, Office of BioDefense Research Affairs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Rick Jaffe, Director, Medical Countermeasures, Strategy, and Requirements, Office of Policy and Planning, Health and Human Services

Luciana Borio, Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy and Director, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, Food and Drug Administration

March 20, Frederick, MD

A subgroup of the committee visited US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, MD. The group met with representatives of the facility and heard overview presentations about the site’s capabilities and activities. The committee also toured BSL-2, BSL-4, and ECO facilities and toured the aerobiology laboratory. During the meeting, the group also participated in roundtable discussions with the senior scientists, program managers, and management personnel.

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