Fbi open science summit presentation (29 july 2010)

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  • The FBI WMDD BT Program has 3 Main Goals: 1. Build national and international bioterrorism threat detection, identification, and reporting capabilities 2. Improve bioterrorism assessment and investigative capabilities 3. Enhance bioterrorism scientific outreach in academia and industry.
  • Fbi open science summit presentation (29 july 2010)

    1. 1. Looking Ahead BIOSECURITY Edward H. You Supervisory Special Agent FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate July 29, 2010
    2. 2. Why the FBI? What the FBI is not….
    3. 3. What the FBI is not….
    4. 4. FBI Timeline July 2006 FBI consolidated all WMD operations into the new WMD Directorate <ul><li>Countermeasures and Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative and Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence Analysis </li></ul>Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
    5. 5. FBI WMD Bioterrorism Prevention Program Objectives <ul><li>Build national and international bioterrorism threat detection, identification, and reporting capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Improve bioterrorism assessment and investigative capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance bioterrorism scientific, </li></ul><ul><li>industry, and academic outreach </li></ul>
    6. 6. Research Community FBI WMD Coordinators The Primary Point of Contact FBI WMD Coordinators FBI HQ WMD Directorate FBI HMRTU FBI HMOU FBI HMSRU FBI CBRNSU FBI CIRG HHS/CDC USDA FEMA DOD EPA DOC STATE & LOCAL AGENCIES
    7. 7. Al-Qaeda seeks WMD, US unprepared: reports “ Washington no longer has the luxury of a slow learning curve, when we know Al-Qaeda is interested in bioweapons . &quot; -Former Senator Bob Graham, Chair of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.
    8. 9. Revealed: the lax laws that could allow assembly of deadly virus DNA Urgent calls for regulation after Guardian buys part of smallpox genome through mail order James Randerson , science correspondent A phial containing an incomplete sequence of smallpox DNA, obtained by the Guardian over the internet Wednesday 14 June 2006
    9. 10. SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
    10. 11. U.S. is unprepared for major bioterrorism attack, commission finds Wednesday, January 27, 2010 The report , which measured the government's performance in 17 key areas, gave the White House and Congress &quot;F&quot; grades for not building a rapid-response capability for dealing with disease outbreaks from bioterrorism, or providing adequate oversight of security and intelligence agencies.
    11. 12. Legislation & Regulation <ul><li>Increased restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially ill-informed </li></ul><ul><li>Possible negative impact on research activities </li></ul>
    12. 13. Pending Government Action Executive Order Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States Issued July 2, 2010
    13. 14. What is the answer to ? Be Aware Take Action
    14. 15. CULTURE OF RESPONSIBILITY
    15. 16. THREAT Research Community FBI The Role of the FBI Mitigating the Potential Risks: <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Information Sharing </li></ul>
    16. 17. THANK YOU Edward H. You Supervisory Special Agent Bioterrorism Program Countermeasures Unit I FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate

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