National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed

Kingsbury, Nancy
September 2009
GAO Reports;9/21/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article discusses a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the high-containment laboratories' supervision on the dangerous biological pathogens. It determines the number of these laboratories in the country and the federal agencies which are responsible to keep track their expansion. Findings of the study indicate that the late expansion began in 2001 after the anthrax attacks in the country. It also shows that no agency is assigned to determine its risks.


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