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The DoD has made only 18 of 35 proposed changes designed to enhance lab security, the report says.
With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.
Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.
DiEuliis D, Berger K, Gronvall G. Biosecurity implications for the synthesis of horsepox, an orthopoxvirus. Health Secur 2017 (published online Nov 1)
Drewry DG III, Sauer LM, Shaw-Saliba K, et al. Identifying potential provider and environmental contamination on a clinical biocontainment unit using aerosolized pathogen simulants. Health Secur 2018 (published online Apr 1)
Gabbert LR, Smith JD, Neilan JG, et al. Smart card decontamination in a high-containment laboratory. Health Secur 2018 (published online Aug 10)
GAO. High-containment laboratories: coordinated actions needed to enhance the select agent program's oversight of hazardous pathogens. GAO-18-145. Oct 31, 2017
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