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Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 (HSPD-9): Defense of United States Agriculture and Food (January 30, 2004) (full-text).

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This Directive directed DOI, USDA, HHS, and EPA to develop — for animals, plants, wildlife, food, human health, and water — robust, comprehensive, and fully coordinated surveillance and monitoring systems, including new tracking systems and integrated laboratory networks that use standardized protocols and procedures.

Ot also directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a biological threat awareness capacity to enhance detection and characterization of biological attacks that integrates and analyzes data on human, animal, and plant health; food; and water quality.

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