Measuring Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) performance : capacities, capabilities, and sustainability enablers for biorisk management and biosurveillance

The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) is the biological threat component of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program. It grew out of efforts to address risks associated with legacy biological agents, related materials, and technical expertise developed as part of the biological weapon...

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Main Authors: Young, Stephanie, Willis, Henry H. (Author), Moore, Melinda (Author), Engstrom, Jeffrey G. (Author)
Corporate Authors: Acquisition and Technology Policy Center, Rand Corporation, Cooperative Threat Reduction Program of the U.S. Department of Defense
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2014, 2014
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) is the biological threat component of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program. It grew out of efforts to address risks associated with legacy biological agents, related materials, and technical expertise developed as part of the biological weapon program in the former Soviet Union. CBEP now partners with about 20 countries in different regions around the world and works with them to address diverse threats to international security, including terrorist organizations seeking to acquire pathogens of security concern; human, animal, and agricultural facilities operating with inadequate safety and security safeguards; and the spread of diseases with potential security or economic consequences. As the program has evolved since its inception two decades ago, so too have its content and approaches to performance measurement. The objective of the research reported here was to build on existing work to develop a comprehensive evaluation framework and recommend metrics for assessing and communicating progress toward CBEP's goals. The report ultimately recommends a number of qualitative and quantitative indicators of CBEP performance, some that can be implemented immediately, some to be implemented later
Item Description:"RAND National Defense Research Institute.". - "Prepared for Cooperative Biological Engagement Program.". - "This research was sponsored by the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, and conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute"--Preface
Physical Description:xxx, 136 pages illustrations (chiefly color)
ISBN:0833086936
9780833086938