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HHS - 31965 - National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board") - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number31965
Original Establishment Date5/24/2007Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.phe.gov/NBSB
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date7/3/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Official
Date Of Renewal Charter7/3/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date7/3/2025Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christopher
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameL.
Specific Termination Authority42 U.S.C. 247d-7fDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Perdue
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 247d-7fDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 401-5837
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/2006Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*christopher.perdue@hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board will provide advice and guidance to Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and to the HHS Secretary on preventing, preparing for, and responding to adverse health effects of public health emergencies and natural and man-made disasters. Additionally, the Board will provide advice on matters related to emergency preparedness and response.
How is membership balanced?*The Board shall consist of 13 voting members, including the Chairperson; additionally, there may be non-voting ex officio members. Members and the Chairperson shall be appointed by the Secretary from the among the Nation’s preeminent scientific, public health and medical experts, as follows: (a) such Federal officials as the Secretary determines are necessary to support the functions of the Board, (b) four individuals from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries, (c) four academicians, and (d) five other members as determined appropriate by the Secretary, one of whom must be a practicing health care professional and one of whom must be from an organization representing health care consumers. Additional members for category (d), above, one of whom will be a pediatric subject matter expert and one whom will be a State, tribal, territorial or local public health official.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board is required by legislation to meet at least twice annually and may convene as needed. In fiscal year 2022, the NBSB met three times in public (December 16, 2021, March 7, 2022, and September 29, 2022). The NBSB issues one report with recommendations on December 16, 2021.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, signed into law on December 19, 2006, 42 U.S.C. 247d-7f, directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish the National Biodefense Science Board to provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on scientific, technical and other matters of special interest to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. The committee is advising on issues critical to the Department in preparedness and public health issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksIn the FACA Database, hyperlinks to past reports (<2018) with recommendations from the NBSB may not function due to a permanent change in the structure of the ASPR website. All of the past recommendations from the NBSB are available by following links from www.phe.gov/NBSB.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*268Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe NBSB published 7 new recommendations in fiscal year 2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*47.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*17.50%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact NBSB@hhs.gov
Agency Feedback Comment*The feedback is typically provided the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (or other senior ASPR officials) during public meetings or through correspondence that is passed through the DFO. ASPR program staff, ASPR senior staff, and the chairperson meet periodically to review the work of the advisory committee.Narrative Description*The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 directed the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB). The NBSB has been created to provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on scientific, technical and other matters of special interest to HHS regarding activities to prevent, prepare for and respond to adverse health effects of public health emergencies resulting from current and future chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. The Secretary of HHS leads all Federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), coordinates the national Emergency Support Function #8 preparedness, response, and recovery actions. This includes the responsibility to define and prioritize requirements for public health medical countermeasures; coordinate research, development, and procurement activities; and set deployment and use strategies for medical countermeasures held in the national stockpile.The NBSB will directly facilitate the mission of HHS by providing expert, independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary and/or ASPR. Specifically, the Board shall function to examine current and future trends, challenges, and opportunities presented by advances in biological and life sciences, biotechnology, and genetic engineering with respect to threats posed by naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate dissemination of infectious diseases and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. At the request of the Secretary and/or ASPR, the Board shall provide recommendations and findings for expanded, intensified, and coordinated biodefense research and developmental activities to promote and assist in the efforts of establishing a Nation prepared to prevent, respond to, and reduce the adverse health effects of public emergencies and disasters.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$157,512.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$271,659.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$201,223.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$214,571.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$14,182.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$33,516.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$43,341.00
Total Costs$392,251.00Est. Total Next FY*$543,753.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/4/2022 1:57 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.80
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.60Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Emergency
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Food and Drugs
Biotechnology
Health
Biodefense
Medicine
Health and Health Research
National Defense
National Security and Defense
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035032Medical Countermeasures & Operational Research2022
 COM-035033Readiness & Resilience2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040303National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2021
 COM-038582National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2020
 COM-036454National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2019
 COM-034653National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2018
 COM-002066National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2017
 COM-002344National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2016
 COM-003802National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2015
 COM-004553National Biodefense Science Board (also known as the "National Preparedness And Response Science Board")2014
 COM-005825National Biodefense Science Board2013
 COM-006584National Biodefense Science Board2012
 COM-008162National Biodefense Science Board2011
 COM-008670National Biodefense Science Board2010
 COM-010375National Biodefense Science Board2009
 COM-010645National Biodefense Science Board2008
 COM-012172National Biodefense Science Board2007