CNAS Task Force on Biotechnology and American Competitiveness

The CNAS Task Force on Biotechnology and American Competitiveness tackles critical issues at the nexus of biotechnology and U.S. national security. Bringing together experts from government, industry, and academia, the CNAS Biotech Task Force develops pragmatic policy recommendations to address acute biosecurity challenges such as bioterrorism and bolster American competitiveness across the biotechnology landscape—from synthetic biology to pharmaceuticals to genomic editing.

The CNAS Biotech Task Force is chaired by Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and now Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group.

Martijn Rasser, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Technology and National Security Program, serves as Executive Director of the Task Force.

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