THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on Methodological Improvements to the
Department of Homeland Security’s Biological Agent Risk Analysis
Friday, September 26, 2008
340 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m.
Friday, October 3, 2008
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m.
Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorism Risk Assessment: A Call for Change
This new report, from the National Academies, recommends improvements to the Biological Threat Risk Assessment -- a computer-based tool developed by the Department of Homeland Security to assess the threat posed by biological agents if deployed in an attack upon the U.S. population.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 26, 2008 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.