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The proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) would research high-consequence biological threats involving zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans) and foreign animal diseases.

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The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC™) applies science to challenges critical to defending the nation against bioterrorism. The Department of Homeland Security's Directorate for Science and Technology established the NBACC to be a national resource to understand the scientific basis of the risks posed by biological threats and to attribute their use in bioterrorism or biocrime events.
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Information about the NBAF Plum Island Animal Disease Center site.
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Links to homeland security and public safety Web sites from the states and the District of Columbia.
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Following the Department’s review of a facility’s Top-Screen submission, the facility may be notified in writing that it is required to complete and submit a Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA).
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The Critical Infrastructure Learning Series provides one-hour web-based seminars conducted by senior critical infrastructure experts on the tools, trends, issues, and best practices for infrastructure security and resilience. 

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Internet-based Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to screen Visa Waiver Program (VWP) applicants prior to traveling to the United States.
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The Department of Homeland Security has also determined that anyone seeking access to CVI must complete training to understand the requirements for safeguarding
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E-Verify is the Internet-based system that the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration operate that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

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The Chemical Security Assessment Tool is the Department of Homeland Security's system for collecting and analyzing key data from chemical facilities to identify facilities that present a high level of risk, support the preliminary and final tiering decisions for individual high-risk facilities, assess a facility’s security vulnerabilities, and evaluate a facility’s security plan to address vulnerabilities and meet risk-based performance standards.

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