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The Resource Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD and VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests

Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD and VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests

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Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD and VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests
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Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD and VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests
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Language
eng
Summary
Tens of thousands of military personnel and civilians were potentially exposed to chemical or biological substances through Department of Defense (DoD) tests since World War II. DoD conducted some of these tests as part of its Project 112 test program, while others were conducted as separate efforts. GAO was asked to do the following: (1) assess DoD's efforts to identify individuals who were potentially exposed during Project 112 tests, (2) evaluate DoD's current effort to identify individuals who were potentially exposed during tests conducted outside of Project 112, and (3) determine the extent to which DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have taken action to notify individuals who might have been exposed during chemical and biological tests. GAO analyzed documents and interviewed officials from DoD, VA, the Department of Labor, and a veterans service organization. GAO suggests that Congress direct DoD to develop guidance to notify potentially exposed civilians. GAO also recommends that DoD and VA take steps to improve their efforts to obtain, share, and use available information to more effectively identify and notify individuals. DoD and VA generally agreed with most of the recommendations. However, DoD did not agree with the recommendation to conduct a cost-benefit analysis regarding additional Project 112 research. As a result, GAO suggests that Congress direct DoD to conduct such an analysis
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DTICE
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • D'Agostino, Davi M
  • Repasky, Robert L
  • Baril, Tommy
  • Brown, Renee S
  • Pegram, Brian D
  • Putansu, Steven
  • Richardson, Terry L
  • Thornton, Karen
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Military personnel
  • Department of defense
  • Identification
  • Civilian personnel
  • Exposure(physiology)
  • Biological warfare agents
  • Veterans(military personnel)
  • Chemical warfare agents
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medicine and medical research
  • Toxicology
  • Military forces and organizations
  • Chemical, biological and radiological warfare
  • Test and evaluation
  • Medical research
  • Hazardous materials
  • Vaccines
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Tracer studies
  • Retirement(personnel)
  • Toxic agents
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adult
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Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD and VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests
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Congressional rept
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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318683441
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
50 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)318683441
Label
Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD and VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318683441
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
50 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)318683441

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