Auditors Fault Pentagon Sorting of Biggest Bioweapon Threats

Diane Barnes | | May 19, 2014

Auditors say the Defense Department is not following its own procedures for guarding against "potentially catastrophic" biological strikes.

Pentagon rules require the agency each year to revisit its list of top biological-weapon threats, with an eye to possibly reshuffling the order of agents deemed most dangerous to its military personnel and civilians, the congressional Government Accountability Office said in a report issued on Thursday.

"Yet, [the Defense Department] does not follow its established process for updating its biological threat priorities," auditors wrote in their assessment...