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Building an Effective Defense Against Biological Threats: The Technology Advantage

March 2017

The United States faces significant and growing national security threats from increasingly frequent and disruptive natural epidemics of infectious disease and potentially from covert biological weapons attacks on civilian populations. To address this issue, “Building an Effective Defense Against Biological Threats: The Technology Advantage” discusses how strategic adoption of existing and emerging biotechnologies, and use of digital communications and analytical tools, could greatly improve epidemic detection and management. The piece is written by IQT Executive Vice President Tara O’Toole, M.D., MPH.