According to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Biosecurity is a multifaceted term refering "to the protection, control of, and accountability for high-consequence biological agents and toxins, and critical relevant biological materials and information . . . to prevent unauthorized possession, loss, theft, misuse, diversion, or intentional release".
The purview of biosecurity ranges over many domains. Some of these domains encompass activities from research and laboratory practice to food, air, water and drug safety to biological terrorism.
More indepth considerations of the subject of biosecurity can be found at OSTP's Biosecurity website.
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