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Written testimony of OHA acting Assistant Secretary and S&T Under Secretary for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing titled “BioWatch: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathy Brinsfield and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers address biological defense and specifically DHS’ BioWatch program.

The Truth About BioWatch

DHS works with state and local officials through the BioWatch program to monitor for traces of dangerous pathogens in public places where large groups of people gather to ensure that we respond quickly when a potential threat is identified.

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