August 31, 2010 - ASM Invited to Testify before Federal Biosecurity Panel

The ASM Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB) was invited to present comments on August 31 at the meeting of the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel (FESAP). The FESAP was created by the July 2 President’s  Executive Order 13546 on Biological Select Agent and Toxin Security and was tasked with reviewing tiering and reductions to the list of select agents and toxins and personnel reliability guidance for access to the highest tier of select agents.  Ronald Atlas, cochair of the ASM Biodefense Committee, made the presentation, accompanied by Janet Shoemaker, ASM Public Affairs Director.

To read ASM's presentation, click here.