Federal agency biodefense funding, FY2012-FY2013

Crystal Franco, Tara Kirk Sell

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Since 2001, the United States government has spent substantial resources on preparing the nation against a bioterrorist attack. Earlier articles in this series have analyzed civilian biodefense funding by the federal government for fiscal years (FY) 2001 through proposed funding for FY2012. This article updates those figures with budgeted amounts for FY2013, specifically analyzing the budgets and allocations for civilian biodefense at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Defense, Homeland Security, Agriculture, Commerce, and State; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the National Science Foundation. As in previous years, our analysis indicates that the majority (>90%) of the "biodefense" programs included in the FY2013 budget have both biodefense and non-biodefense goals and applications-that is, programs to improve infectious disease research, public health and hospital preparedness, and disaster response more broadly. Programs that focus solely on biodefense represent a small proportion (<10%) of our analysis, as the federal agencies continue to prioritize all-hazards preparedness. For FY2013, the federal budget for programs focused solely on civilian biodefense totals $574.2 million, and the budget for programs with multiple goals and applications, including biodefense, is $4.96 billion, for an overall total of $5.54 billion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-181
Number of pages20
JournalBiosecurity and Bioterrorism
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Federal agency biodefense funding, FY2012-FY2013. / Franco, Crystal; Sell, Tara Kirk.

In: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.06.2012, p. 162-181.

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