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Author Young, Stephanie (Political scientist), author.

Title Measuring Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) performance : capacities, capabilities, and sustainability enablers for biorisk management and biosurveillance / Stephanie Young, Henry H. Willis, Melinda Moore, Jeffrey Engstrom
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xxx, 136 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Introduction and Background -- Using a Conceptual Framework to Identify Metrics for CBEP -- Conceptual Model and Recommended Metrics for Biorisk Management -- Conceptual Model and Recommended Metrics for Biosurveillance -- Implementing the Recommended Metrics Framework -- Aggregating Proposed Metrics to Report on CBEP Performance to Support Decisionmaking at Several Levels -- Conclusions and Next Steps -- Appendix A: Implementation Information for Proposed Metrics--Aligned to Logic Model Framework -- Appendix B: Implementation Information for Proposed Metrics--Aligned to Functional Framework
Summary The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) is the biological threat component of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program. It grew out of efforts to address risks associated with legacy biological agents, related materials, and technical expertise developed as part of the biological weapon program in the former Soviet Union. CBEP now partners with about 20 countries in different regions around the world and works with them to address diverse threats to international security, including terrorist organizations seeking to acquire pathogens of security concern; human, animal, and agricultural facilities operating with inadequate safety and security safeguards; and the spread of diseases with potential security or economic consequences. As the program has evolved since its inception two decades ago, so too have its content and approaches to performance measurement. The objective of the research reported here was to build on existing work to develop a comprehensive evaluation framework and recommend metrics for assessing and communicating progress toward CBEP's goals. The report ultimately recommends a number of qualitative and quantitative indicators of CBEP performance, some that can be implemented immediately, some to be implemented later
Notes "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for Cooperative Biological Engagement Program."
"This research was sponsored by the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, and conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136)
Notes English
Print version
In Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
Subject Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (U.S.)
Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (U.S.)
Biosecurity -- Evaluation
Biological arms control -- Evaluation
Public health surveillance -- Evaluation
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Treaties.
Form Electronic book
Author Willis, Henry H., author.
Moore, Melinda, author.
Engstrom, Jeffrey G., author.
Acquisition and Technology Policy Center.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
Cooperative Threat Reduction Program of the U.S. Department of Defense.
ISBN 9780833089762