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Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

Office of the Biological Policy Staff

Our Mission

The Biological Policy Staff manages a wide range of policy issues at the intersection of national security, public health, and science. The Staff also represents the Department of State on the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity (NSABB) and the Federal Expert Security Advisory Panel (FESAP), which advises the Select Agent Program for dangerous pathogens and toxins, as well as numerous governmental and other groups on the range of issues noted above, including the Biodefense Coordination Team (BCT) established pursuant to the National Biodefense Strategy.

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