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Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center
The National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI; formerly known as the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
(DIA).[1] Headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland, NCMI's mission is to monitor, track and assess a full range of global health events that could negatively impact the health of U.S. military and civilian populations.[2]Contents1 History 2 Organization 3 Mission 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The NCMI traces its origins to the organization of a medical intelligence section in the Office the Surgeon General of the United States Army during World War II. Prior to entry into the war, the Surgeon General established medical intelligence to support planning for the administration of military governments in U.S. Army occupied territories occupied by providing detailed guides for civil public health and sanitation conditions
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Henry L. Stimson Center
The Stimson Center, named after Henry L. Stimson, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank which aims to enhance international peace and security through a combination of analysis and outreach. The Center's stated approach is pragmatic ― seeking to provide policy alternatives, solve problems, and overcome obstacles towards a more peaceful and secure world. Stimson seeks to offer pragmatic solutions and policy-relevant information and analysis on a range of global issues to decision-makers. It focuses on a range of challenges to peace and prosperity such as nuclear proliferation, arms trafficking, water management, wildlife poaching, and responses to humanitarian crises. In 2013, Stimson received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.[2] Stimson was ranked 21st best U.S. think tank in the University of Pennsylvania's 2016 Global Go To Think Tanks Report.[3] Stimson seeks to provide expertise for the policymaking community – the U.S
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EPA
The United States
United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes U.S. EPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.[2] President Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
proposed the establishment of EPA and it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current Administrator is Scott Pruitt
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National Interagency Confederation For Biological Research
The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR, pronounced "Nick Burr") is a biotechnology and biodefense partnership and collaborative environment of eight U.S. Federal government agencies at Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA.[1] The goals of the NICBR, created in 200?, are to enhance mission effectiveness of mission partners, to optimize NICBR as a sustainable community of scientific excellence while enhancing public trust and support, and to optimize governance to enhance performance
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National Interagency Biodefense Campus
The National Interagency Biodefense Campus is a facility in Frederick, MD at Fort Detrick. It hosts members of a scientific collaboration, the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research. Planning began in 2002, and construction of the NICB began in 2005.[1] The center was expected to cost over $1 billion.[2] The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Integrated Research Facility was completed in 2007, and expected to cost $105 million.[3] The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center was completed in 2008.[4] The facility has over 160,000 sq ft, with BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 laboratories
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U.S. Army Medical Research Institute Of Infectious Diseases
The United States
United States
Army Medical Research
Research
Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID; pronounced: you-SAM-rid) is the U.S Army’s main institution and facility for defensive research into countermeasures against biological warfare. It is located on Fort Detrick, Maryland and is a subordinate lab of the U.S. Army Medical Research
Research
and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), headquartered on the same installation. USAMRIID
USAMRIID
is the only U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Defense
(DoD) laboratory equipped to study highly hazardous viruses at Biosafety Level 4
Biosafety Level 4
within positive pressure personnel suits. USAMRIID
USAMRIID
employs both military and civilian scientists as well as highly specialized support personnel, in all about 800 people
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DARPA
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense
responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. Originally known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the agency was created in February 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1
in 1957. Since its inception, the agency's mission is ensuring that the United States avoids further technological surprise.[3] By collaborating with academic, industry, and government partners, DARPA
DARPA
formulates and executes research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science, often beyond immediate U.S
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Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
(ECBC) is the United States’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological (CB) defense. As a critical national asset in the CB defense community, ECBC supports all phases of the acquisition life-cycle ― from basic and applied research through technology development, engineering design, equipment evaluation, product support, sustainment, field operations and demilitarization ― to address its customers’ unique requirements. ECBC has full-time employees located at three different sites in the United States: Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen Proving Ground
(APG), Md., Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Rock Island, Illinois. It is a research, development and engineering center (RDEC) under the U.S
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Dugway Proving Ground
Dugway Proving Ground
Dugway Proving Ground
(DPG) is a U.S. Army facility established in 1942 to test biological and chemical weapons, located about 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
and 13 miles south of the 2,624 sq mi Utah Test and Training Range forming the largest overland special use airspace in the United States.Contents1 Location 2 Mission 3 History3.1 " Sheep
Sheep
Kill" incident 3.2 U.S. GAO report 3.3 Anthrax
Anthrax
shipments4 UFO speculation 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksLocation[edit] Dugway Proving Ground
Dugway Proving Ground
is located about 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in southern Tooele County and just north of Juab County
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Galveston National Laboratory
The Galveston
Galveston
National Laboratory (GNL) in Galveston, Texas, United States, is a high security National Biocontainment
Biocontainment
Laboratory housing several Biosafety level
Biosafety level
4 research laboratories, run by the University of Texas
Texas
Medical Branch for exotic disease diagnosis and research.[2] The GNL is one of only two such facilities in the United States and the largest one in the world located on an academic campus.[3][4]Contents1 History 2 Statistics 3 Notes and references 4 External linksHistory[edit] In the early 2000s (decade), the United States experienced several events which led to its government pushing for the creation of more facilities to provide research to help defend against bioterrorism attacks. Under the direction of the U.S
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University Of Texas Medical Branch
Red, white, and gray[4]               Website www.utmb.eduThe University of Texas
Texas
Medical Branch (UTMB) is a component of the University of Texas
Texas
System located in Galveston, Texas, United States, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Downtown Houston
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NIAID
The National Institute of Allergy
Allergy
and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.[1] NIAID has "intramural" (in-house) laboratories in Maryland
Maryland
and Montana, and funds research conducted by scientists at institutions in the United States and throughout the world
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Biomedical Advanced Research And Development Authority
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services office responsible for procurement and development of countermeasures principally against bioterrorism, but also including chemical, nuclear and radiological threats as well as pandemic influenza and emerging diseases.[1]:140 BARDA reports to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and manages Project BioShield.[1]:140 BARDA also procures materials, such as vaccines, for the Strategic National Stockpile, and more broadly is an established interface between the U.S
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Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Plum Island Animal Disease Center of New York (PIADCNY) is a United States federal research facility dedicated to the study of animal diseases. It is part of the DHS Directorate for Science and Technology. Since 1954, the center has had the goal of protecting America's livestock from animal diseases. During the Cold War
Cold War
a secret biological weapons program targeting livestock was conducted at the site, although it had slowly declined through the end of the century. This program has for many years been the subject of controversy.Contents1 Location and description 2 History 3 Diseases studied and outbreaks 4 Historic buildings4.1 Building 257 4.2 Building 1015 Replacement facility 6 Activities6.1 Bio-weapons research7 In popular culture 8 Controversy 9 Further reading 10 References 11 External linksLocation and description[edit] The center is located on Plum Island near the northeast coast of Long Island in New York state
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Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs
A biopharmaceutical, also known as a biologic(al) medical product, biological,[1] or biologic, is any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or semisynthesized from biological sources. Different from totally synthesized pharmaceuticals, they include vaccines, blood, blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues, recombinant therapeutic protein, and living cells used in cell therapy. Biologics can be composed of sugars, proteins, or nucleic acids or complex combinations of these substances, or may be living cells or tissues. They (or their precursors or components) are isolated from living sources—human, animal, plant, fungal, or microbial. Terminology surrounding biopharmaceuticals varies between groups and entities, with different terms referring to different subsets of therapeutics within the general biopharmaceutical category
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USDA
The United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally. Approximately 80% of the USDA's $141 billion budget goes to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) program
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