Archive for Thursday, July 14, 2011

Brownback set to appoint steering committee for NBAF

July 14, 2011


— Gov. Sam Brownback plans to appoint a committee to advise him on the state’s role in bringing a new biosecurity lab in Manhattan.

Brownback has scheduled a news conference for today in Shawnee to sign an executive order forming the committee.

The governor’s office said in a news release that the committee will help Brownback with the state’s role in the building of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan. It also will help with moving research projects from the current laboratory in Plum Island, N.Y.

The new plant is scheduled to be fully operational in 2018. Research at the facility will focus on animal disease and agro-terrorism.

Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag said state and federal legislators and representatives would be part of the committee.


tolawdjk 6 years, 11 months ago

Here I was thinking NBAF ment National Board of Abortion and Faith as these are the two pillars of his administration. I had no idea he was working on different subjects. How refreshing.

LHS56 6 years, 11 months ago

tolawdjk....agreed. A pleasent surprise.

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