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DHS Biosafety Directive

This Directive and the accompanying Instruction establish the authorities,responsibilities, requirements, and procedures for Biosafety in all activities conducted or sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (OHS). This Directive adopts the principles of the current edition of the U.S. Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories and its recommendations for standards, practices, equipment, and facilities for biological laboratory activities, as well as the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) and other related guidance listed in Part Ill.

Snapshot: S&T develops five new powerful tools to combat FAD

DHS S&T recently filed five patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and provided the funding for research performed by collaborating federal scientists to file five additional patent applications to provide powerful new tools to combat Foreign Animal Diseases (FADs), specifically Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and African Swine Fever.

Biosafety and Biosecurity in the United States

In the summer of 2014, lapses in biosafety practices in Federal laboratories served as a reminder of the importance of constant vigilance over the implementation of biosafety standards.

DHS S&T to Conduct Airflow Study in NYC Subway

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will conduct a week-long airflow study in portions of the New York City (NYC) subway system to gather data on the behavior of airborne particles in the event contaminants were released. This study poses no risk to the general public and will run from May 9 to May 13.

NBAF Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in opportunities with the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). This page summarizes resources for NBAF construction phase employment and business opportunities.

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