VERTIC's BWC national implementation work noted in US Senate hearing testimony

The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on 26 April to discuss "Biological Security: The Risk of Dual-Use Research". Dr Daniel Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, US Department of Homeland Security, in response to a question from Senator Joe Lieberman, brought the Committee's attention to research on national implementation of the BWC that has been carried out under VERTIC's National Implementation Measures Programme for the past several years. The most recent sample of the NIM Team's BWC implementation statistics are available here.

Dr Gerstein's mention of VERTIC's work starts at minute 96 in the hearing video.

VERTIC has also blogged on the legislative issues surrounding the H5N1 controversy.

Last changed: Nov 07 2012 at 11:47 AM