Virginia Tech's Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture Director, Susan Duncan, was an invited panelist in the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense Program
July 7, 2021
Virginia Tech’s Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture Director, Susan Duncan, was an invited panelist in the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense program, Biologia et Machina: Cyberbiosecurity for Today’s Hybrid Evolution. Duncan spoke about the importance of cyberbiosecurity for agriculture and food system, the role of the land grant universities in partnership with industry, and the value of Agriculture Experiment Stations and Cooperative Extension in assisting small and moderate-sized businesses in becoming more cybersecure in this era of digital agriculture. The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, led by former Senator Joe Lieberman and former Governor Tom Ridge, provides comprehensive assessment of the state of the U.S. biodefense efforts and issues recommendations that will foster change. The Commission believes it is imperative to continually evaluate threats and vulnerabilities at the convergence of cyber and biological sciences and emphasizes the importance of cyberbiosecurity for our bioeconomy. To view the entire program, click on this link.