The threat of a large-scale biological attack on U.S. soil warrants an adequate federal biodefense policy and programs for consequence management. One major challenge is the decontamination process after a large biological event. A significant amount of decontamination research has been conducted but not yet fully integrated into a federal government biological decontamination policy.
What are some recommendations for practical steps that can be taken to address the absence of a major federal government biological decontamination policy? What are some of the gaps that must be rectified? How can you, as an emergency manager, contribute to closing these gaps?