SAFEGUARDING BIOLOGICAL SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
|Publication Date:||11 February 2004|
PURPOSE. Pursuant to reference (a) this Directive establishes security policy and assigns responsibilities for safeguarding biological select agents and toxins.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This Directive applies to:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components") that furnish, have custody, or have possession of biological select agents or toxins justified by a prophylactic, protective, bona fide research or other peaceful purpose to support biological defense programs, medical research, clinical diagnostic testing, or teaching.
All contracts through incorporation of its provisions into those contracts for which performance depends on access to DoD biological select agents or toxins.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and Memoranda of Agreement with order research partners and government agencies that involve furnished DoD biological select agents and toxins for a DoD effort.