Universal Detection Technology responds to WMD commission report

Universal Detection Technology has responded to the recent scathing report by the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism that gave the government an "F" for its preparedness for biological attacks.

"National security experts have been telling us for a long time that the threat of a biological attack is very real," Jacques Tizabi, Universal Detection Technology's CEO, said. "The commission's report card, with the glaring "F" letter grade for bioterrorism prevention, will be a red flag - not only to Congress and the current Administration - but also to other government agencies, state and local municipalities and the commercial sector. We have been warned. Now is the time for us all to adequately prepare ourselves."

The WMD commission, headed by former Senator Bob Graham and former Senator Jim Talent, noted that the United States had failed to "enhance the nation's capabilities for rapid response to prevent biological attacks from inflicting mass casualties."

"Nearly a decade after September 11, 2001, one year after our original report, and one month after the Christmas Day bombing attempt, the United States is failing to address several urgent threats, especially bioterrorism," Senator Graham said in the report. "Each of the last three Administrations has been slow to recognize and respond to the biothreat. But we no longer have the luxury of a slow learning curve, when we know al Qaeda is interested in bioweapons."