Thursday, December 10, 2009

National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

According to a December 9, 2009 White House press statement, President Obama has released his "vision for addressing the challenges from proliferation of biological weapons or their use by terrorists." His National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats focuses on seven objectives:
  1. Promote global health security
  2. Reinforce norms of safe and responsible conduct
  3. Obtain timely and accurate insight on current and emerging risks
  4. Take reasonable steps to reduce the potential for exploitation
  5. Expand our capability to prevent, attribute, and apprehend
  6. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  7. Transform the international dialogue on biological threat
To find out more, see the full text of the strategy.