From CQ Homeland Security: New Regulatory Framework Called for to Meet Threat of Biological Attack

October 24, 2008
by Matt Korade
Congressional Quarterly

The distance between the capacity of a terrorist group to conduct a biological attack and the nation's preparedness for such an attack is widening, two experts told a Capitol Hill audience Thursday.

As a result, the next administration will have to pay much greater attention to the risks and act accordingly, including doing such things as investing appropriately in prevention and response, knocking down functional stove-pipes between health and security agencies, and bridging the informational and cooperative gorge between government and private industry, Margaret Hamburg and Brian Finlay said at a Center for National Policy discussion on biological warfare.

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