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The BioWatch Program Infographic

A bioterrorist attack against the United States is a continuing threat with potentially devastating consequences, including mass casualties, economic instability, and critical infrastructure disruption.

The Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch Program provides early detection of a bioterrorism event and helps communities prepare a coordinated response. The combination of detection, rapid notification, and response planning helps federal, state, and local decision-makers take steps to save lives and mitigate damage.

The BioWatch Program Factsheet

A bioterrorist attack against the United States is a continuing threat with potentially devastating consequences, including mass casualties, economic instability, and critical infrastructure disruption.

The Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch Program provides early detection of a bioterrorism event and helps communities prepare a coordinated response. The combination of detection, rapid notification, and response planning helps federal, state, and local decision-makers take steps to save lives and mitigate damage.

 

Written testimony of OHA and S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications hearing titled “Improving the Department of Homeland Security’s Biological Detection and Surveillance Programs”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers address DHS’ biological detection and surveillance programs. 

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.

NBIC Fact Sheet

The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) integrates, analyzes, and distributes key information about health and disease events to help ensure the nation's responses are well-informed, save lives, and minimize economic impact.

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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