Reports

2015 Annual Report of Federal Select Agent Program

This report summarizes the 2015 data for the Federal Select Agent Program, which regulates the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins so that important work with potentially dangerous and deadly pathogens is conducted as safely and securely as possible.

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A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury

The report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, presents a vision for a national trauma care system with zero preventable deaths after injury and minimal trauma-related disability to benefit future combat operations and the civilian system.

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DHS Should Take Steps to Ensure Timeliness of Information Needed to Protect U.S. National Security

In this report, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines the extent to which Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries have implemented the required agreements. GAO also examines the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security evaluated VWP countries and reported to Congress as required.

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PHMSA 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

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Public Health Service Agencies: Overview and Funding (FY2015-FY2017)

Within the Department of Health and Human Services, eight agencies are designated components of the U.S. Public Health Service. This report provides an overview of each agency, as well as recent trends in the funding of each.

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2016 National Preparedness Report

The 2016 National Preparedness Report provides all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public, with findings that evaluate core capability performance, key findings in the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas, and notable examples of preparedness progress over the past five years.

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Earthquake Risk and U.S. Highway Infrastructure: Frequently Asked Questions

Earthquakes and related events, such as soil liquefaction, landslides, tsunamis, floods, and fires, pose risks to highway infrastructure. With an interest in protecting public safety, facilitating response and recovery efforts, and minimizing economic loss and social disruption, this report addresses frequently asked questions about earthquake risk and highway system components, especially bridges.

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Nuclear Security: Status of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Effort to Develop a Security Infrastructure Plan

This report examines (a) the status of National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) efforts to develop a statutorily required Security Infrastructure Plan; and (b) the extent to which NNSA's future physical security infrastructure needs are included in the agency's current budget and planning documents.

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The First Responder Network (FirstNet) and Next-Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress

Congress included provisions in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 for planning, building, and managing a new, nationwide, broadband network for public safety communications, by creating the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). This report discusses the process and resulting issues for Congress's consideration.

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Anthrax Infections and Anthrax Vaccine

The U.S. Department of Defense recently published an updated information paper for service members and military medical personnel regarding the types and symptoms of anthrax infections, as well as vaccine dosing and caution information.

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