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National Biodefense Strategy Goals 

The 2022 National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan for Countering Biological Threats, Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness, and Achieving Global Health Security (National Biodefense Strategy) and National Security Memorandum 15 represent a single coordinated effort to orchestrate the full range of activities that are carried out across the U.S. government to protect the American people from biological threats. It explains how the U.S. government will manage its activities more effectively to assess, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from bioincidents. The strategy details the federal government’s plans for coordinating its biodefense efforts with those of international partners, industry, academia, non-governmental entities, and the private sector.

The United States will build risk awareness at the strategic level, through analyses and coordinated research efforts to characterize naturally occurring, accidental, and deliberate biological risks; and at the operational level through One Health surveillance and detection activities to detect and identify biological threats and anticipate biological incidents.