Biological Detection Program Delayed

Bureaucratic bungling slows program designed to rapidly detect biological attacks


In January, the internal watchdog found deficiencies in an earlier program called BioWatch, which is designed to detect releases of biological agents in the air through monitoring and laboratory analysis.

The earlier report found problems in field collections, transport of filters and laboratory operations - any of which could contaminate the samples.


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