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* Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration (IBRD) Bottom Line Up Front

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 20, 2012

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One Response to “* Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration (IBRD) Bottom Line Up Front”

  1. DXer said

    Here is the article on the subject by the scientist next door to Ali Al-TImimi. (She was Ken Alibek’s assistant).

    Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
    Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration (IBRD): A Collaborative Approach to Biological Incident Recovery
    Katie Crockett. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. September 2011, 9(3): 252-256. doi:10.1089/bsp.2011.0037.

    Published in Volume: 9 Issue 3: September 1, 2011

    see also

    Dr. Ryan Madden, Program Manager at DTRA, and Christopher Russell, Program Manager from the DHS tell CBRNe World about ensuring that their prized possessions don’t weigh them down.

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:NSh-1xI_x9IJ:www.oldcbrneworld.com/pdf/cbrne-world-spring-2011-and-your-ibrd-can-sing.pdf+IBRD+Amerithrax&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgQ2YuYjxx_cNrxmryBirMK_U1U64gjTqW2T1sSPv3sjYAwi2mLAxKOlRRVhgVe3Up-IZDkT99zpVijVerqZtConhmrOA1AJE9ySjUJ6BLkP-kLKFIfqi7V98Vt9fiysQtKKl6E&sig=AHIEtbSVbkqkvkDhgVRa2LNjr2PF7C47NA

    “it is difficult to determine a health risk associated with a release, and to assess the level of clean-up is needed. To address this gap, IBRD funded a study on agent fate and transport (including building infiltration).

    Additionally, as IBRD neared completion, an analysis of the potential for anthrax spores to reaerosolize (another gap identified in the IBRD systems analysis) was initiated at the request of DHS S&T and DoD Chemical Biological Defense Program. The first part of this study was an exhaustive literature review of primary and secondary sources, including formerly classified military studies. The outcome of this review/analysis is that reaerosolization is a possibility, but the actual risk associated with it has not been adequately quantified.

    IBRD reached out not only to the military but also experts at the EPA, CDC, DOE National Laboratories and universities such as Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for their insight and expert evaluation.

    To this end, the first year of IBRD was spent primarily on the performance of a systems analysis, which documented the then current state of US recovery and restoration capabilities, identifying possible gaps/chokepoints. Part of the data collection for over 300 documents, including military policy and tactics, civilian plans, and legislation, US government funded studies, and exercise after action reports.”

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