The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) has developed a robust biosecurity outreach and awareness program with the scientific community. To strengthen this relationship, the FBI WMD Directorate contracted with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to host a series of outreach and policy meetings with research, policy, and security stakeholders and summarize important lessons learned, challenges faced, and areas for improvement of local and national biosecurity initiatives.
This project is done in collaboration with the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), AAAS and the FBI WMD Directorate.
The fourth meeting, which was held in April 2013, focused on the challenges faced during implementation of the revised Select Agents and Toxins Regulations and possible approaches for addressing those challenges. The report, "Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: Implementing the Revised Select Agents and Toxin Regulations" is the result from that meeting.