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Office of The Biological Policy Staff

Our Mission

The Office of The Biological Policy Staff (ISN/BPS) works to impede and roll back the threat of acquisition or use of biological weapons by state and non-state actors, oversees U.S. implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention, and manages a wide range of biological policy issues at the intersection of national security, public health, and science. Accordingly, BPS represents the Department of State in various governmental and non-governmental groups on a range of biological policy issues. The office is also the Department of State coordinator for the National Biodefense Strategy.

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