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Oversight of Security of the Strategic National Stockpiles of Pharmaceuticals

The Strategic National Stockpile program, for which CDC and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) share management responsibility, is designed to supplement and restock State and local public health agency pharmaceutical supplies in the event of a biological or chemical incident in the United States or its territories. The stockpiles are stored at strategic locations for the most rapid distribution possible. CDC is responsible for ensuring that the materials in these facilities are adequately protected and stored. We will review CDC’s efforts to ensure that pharmaceutical stockpiles are secure from theft, tampering, or other loss. We will use guidelines established in DHS’s Physical Security Manual to assess security risks at selected stockpiles.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Nov-16 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oversight of Security of the Strategic National Stockpiles of Pharmaceuticals Office of Audit Services W-00-16-58310 2017

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