Join HDIAC Thursday, February 4, from 1200 to 1300 EST for a webinar presentation titled “Understanding and Responding to Biological Threats.” Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E050DB83874B31
In recent years, terrorist propaganda campaigns have published materials that extol the merits of attacking the United States and its allies through the use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosive weapons. Further, numerous terrorist groups have attempted to develop CBRN weapons and some have employed them through a variety of means. In order to address the operational implications of such events, it is important to be aware of common threat methodologies, be familiar with potential target locations, and understand the ramifications of such attacks. This webinar will focus primarily on the biological threat, as a biological attack against people could be used to cause illness, death, fear, societal disruption, and economic damage; likewise, an attack on agricultural plants and animals could result in economic damage, loss of confidence in the food supply, and possible loss of life. This webinar will provide a “snapshot” of this continuously evolving attack vector and give an overview and assessment of the threat posed by biothreat agents.