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Planning for exercises of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) forensic capabilities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21142761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A forensic capability to help identify perpetrators and exclude innocent people should be an integral part of a strategy against terrorist attacks. Exercises have been conducted to increase our preparedness and response capabilities to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) terrorist attacks. However, incorporating forensic components into these exercises has been deficient. CBRN investigations rely on forensic results, so the need to integrate a forensic component and forensics experts into comprehensive exercises is paramount. This article provides guidance for planning and executing exercises at local, state, federal, and international levels that test the effectiveness of forensic capabilities for CBRN threats. The guidelines presented here apply both to situations where forensics is only a component of a more general exercise and where forensics is the primary focus of the exercise.
Authors:
Dennis Reutter; Steven E Schutzer; Charles M Craft; Jacqueline Fletcher; Frederick L Fricke; Scott A Holowachuk; Rudolph C Johnson; Paul S Keim; James L Pearson; Robert W Sibert; Steve Velsko
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1557-850X     ISO Abbreviation:  Biosecur Bioterror     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101156085     Medline TA:  Biosecur Bioterror     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Forensic Science Center , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94551, USA. reutter1@llnl.gov
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