MINIMUM SECURITY STANDARDS FOR SAFEGUARDING BIOLOGICAL SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
|Publication Date:||18 April 2006|
Implements security policy and assigns responsibilities under Reference (a).
Establishes minimum standards for securing and safeguarding biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) in the custody or possession of the Department of Defense.
Establishes the criteria for personnel regarding BSAT, including requirements for the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP).
Permits BSAT to be used for bona fide research and other peaceful purposes. Ensures the security of BSAT from attack, theft, wrongful use, and inappropriate transfer to unauthorized personnel, organizations, and/or laboratories.
Directs responsible personnel and agencies to ensure secure access and control of applicable BSAT and to establish minimum physical security measures.
Establishes requirements for initial and periodic security reviews, threat and vulnerability assessments, and inspections.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of 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 BSAT.
Contractors and consultants (including foreign nationals) requiring access to DoD BSAT shall be assigned the requirements of this Instruction through appropriate contract clauses.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Small Business Innovative Research Agreements, and Memoranda of Agreement with other research partners and government agencies that involve furnished DoD BSAT for a DoD effort.
Overseas facilities exempted from the provisions of 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 73 (Reference (b)), Public Law 107-188 (Reference (c)), and 7 CFR part 331 (Reference(d)) due to their location will implement this Instruction to the maximum extent possible. Where implementation of specific provisions is not feasible, handle per section E3.9.