Biological warfare (41 - 44 of 44 items)
Combating Terrorism: Need for Comprehensive Threat and Risk Assessments of Chemical and Biological Attacks
NSIAD-99-163: Published: Sep 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the scientific and practical aspects of a terrorist carrying out large-scale chemical or biological attacks on U.S. soil, focusing on the: (1) technical ease or difficulty for terrorists to acquire, process, improvise, and disseminate certain chemical and biological agents; and (2) extent to which the U.S. government has assessed the threats and...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Coordination of Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs
NSIAD-99-160: Published: Aug 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the coordination of federal research and development (R&D) efforts to develop nonmedical technology related to chemical and biological (CB) defense, focusing on: (1) federal programs that conduct nonmedical CB defense-related R&D; and (2) the existing mechanisms for coordinating these programs.GAO noted that: (1) four federal programs that fund R&D...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Growth in Federal Programs
T-NSIAD-99-181: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its prior work and observations on federal efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) the foreign- and domestic-origin terrorism threats, as GAO understands them from intelligence analyses; (2) the growth in federal programs to provide training and equipment to local first responders--police, fire, and emergency medical services--and the expans...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Biological Terrorism and Public Health Initiatives
T-NSIAD-99-112: Published: Mar 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its ongoing work and preliminary observations on the biological terrorist threat and some aspects of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) bioterrorism initiative, focusing on: (1) intelligence agencies' judgments about the threat of terrorism; (2) the importance and benefits of threat and risk assessments to provide a sound basis for...