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S&T FPDI Fact Sheet

FPDI defends the safety and security of the food system by conducting research to protect against vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, from farm to table, and to reduce the potential catastrophic attacks on public health and the economy.

Snapshot: DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Biothreats

Biothreats — harmful pathogens that are either naturally or deliberately released — pose a risk to national security and public health, and identifying new detection methods is a top priority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).

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Chemical and Biological Defense

DHS S&T partners with authorities across the nation to address chemical and biological threat prevention needs through technological innovation and future-focused research.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The United States faces a rising danger from terrorists and rogue states seeking to use weapons of mass destruction.  A weapon of mass destruction is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological, or other device that is intended to harm a large number of people.  The Department of Homeland Security works every day to prevent terrorists and other threat actors from using these weapons to harm Americans.

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