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Building Apollo's Arsenal: Acquiring Covid-19's Lessons Learned for Government-Bioeconomy Partnership

December 14, 2021 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST

Please join the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group for a conversation on enhancing the future of biosecurity. The discussion will celebrate the launch of our new brief, which examines the ways that diagnostics, data, research and development undergird biosecurity preparedness and response. The panel will center on what comes next: what can policymakers do now to ensure the future of biosecurity remains strong? What government acquisition mechanisms can draw on the innovation of the bioeconomy? The ambitious Apollo Program for Biodefense demonstrates the current moment’s momentum, but what programs will be resilient, even after Covid-19 fades from the headlines?

This event is made possible by support from Ginkgo Bioworks, Battelle Memorial, and general support to CSIS.

Cynthia Cook
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Rose Butchart

Rose Butchart

Former Associate Fellow, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

Dr. Tara O'Toole

Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President at In-Q-Tel (IQT)

Dr. Chris Fall

Vice President for Applied Sciences, The MITRE Corporation