Bryce Mullins & Ian Neiper
Bio defense history
Bio-defense started with the united states army medical unit in 1956 at fort Derick,Maryland. the USAMU mission was purely against bio agents as oppose to weapons development. The USAMU was disestablished in 1969. The United States Department of Defense has focused on more vaccine based bio-defense.
Purpose of Bio defense
The goal of bio defense is to integrate the sustained efforts of the national and homeland security, medical, public health, intelligence, diplomatic, and law enforcement communities. As well as to stop bio-crimes and bio-terrorism.
Importance of Bio defense
Without bio defense our security, food sources, water sources, and health would all be in very high danger. The food and water could very easily be contaminated and rendered useless.