provides law enforcement with resources to protect against biological terrorist threats and handles some of the most deadly pathogens in the world.
HSHQDC-15-C-00064 from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate for operation and management of NBACC, a federally funded research and development center; and Task CB-AT-4186 from the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office/Technical Support Working Group.
DSTL, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; LLOQ, lower limit of quantification; NBACC, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.
A short time before the plaintiffs filed the libel suit, NBACC lodged a complaint against Blue Ridge Concrete for beginning construction without an air quality permit which resulted in a $1,000-plus fine.
A "Joint Statement in Settlement of Litigation" that accompanied the court's libel suit dismissal order notes, "[Plaintiffs] acknowledge that NBACC and its members have a right to advocate their position on matters of public interest, and that the expression of their views in this case was protected by taw and did not violate any of Blue Ridge Concrete's or Mark Turner's fights.
In Boyle's view, Fort Detrick's NBACC
and USAMRIID heighten risks because their work involves: "acquiring, growing, modifying, storing, packaging and dispersing classical, emerging and genetically engineered pathogens.
Scheduled to open in 2008, the NBACC will be a primary research facility for biological threat characterization and bioforensic research.
The NBACC mission is a critical part of our nation's security," said Battelle President and CEO Carl Kohrt.
Moves to close the NBACC are ill-advised and this congressionally mandated study should provide the thoughtful analysis needed to upend such plans that would run counter to our national security.
Protecting our country from biological attacks is crucial to our national security and without the work of the NBACC our country would be more vulnerable to these threats, said Senator Van Hollen.
Under this contract, BNBI would continue to manage operations at the NBACC
A laboratory facility dedicated to executing the NBACC
mission and to contain two NBACC
component centers is being built at Fort Detrick, Maryland, as part of the National Interagency Biodefense Campus.