GAO: DHS biohazard lab plans are flawed

We’ve told you about a leaked draft report from the Government Accountability Office, which says that the government moved too quickly on establishing a bio-hazard lab in Kansas.

Now, the full report has been released.

Currently, the lab used to test viruses like foot-and-mouth disease, among other things, is on a small island off the East coast.

Register for the Ask the CIO Chat with Andy Ozment of the Homeland Security Department on Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Nancy Kingsbury is managing director for applied research and methods at GAO.

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She tells FederalNewsRadio that the DHS studies on where to place the laboratory just weren’t thorough enough.