Protecting the American Public From Biological Threats

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.

Since the inception of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) has developed the science critical to defend the United States against bioterrorism. Managed by Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), NBACC is the first laboratory built for DHS – a national resource to understand the scientific basis of the risk posed by biological threats and to attribute their use in bioterror and biocrime events.

National Bioforensic Analysis Center

NBFAC conducts bioforensic analysis of evidence from a bio-crime or terrorist attack and provide scientific data for law enforcement investigations.

National Biological Threat Characterization Center

NBTCC conducts studies and laboratory experiments to fill in information gaps to better understand current and future biological threats.

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