About Biotechnology Regulatory Services
In the regulation of genetically engineered organisms, BRS is part of a science-based federal regulatory framework to protect America's agricultural resources and the broader environment.
BRS Strategic Plan
In 2015, BRS developed a new strategic plan that serves to provide the program with direction by outlining the organization's plan for the future - its vision of what the program wants to become, the mission and values it shares, the challenges it faces and how the program will overcome them, and what BRS hopes to achieve through 2018. BRS uses this document to guide its internal planning and to communicate and coordinate its joint efforts with its partners and stakeholders.
Programs and Functions
The work of BRS is coordinated across four program divisions; Policy Coordination Programs, Biotechnology Risk Analysis Programs, Regulatory Operations Programs, and Resource Management Programs. Each program plays a unique role in accomplishing BRS goals. These programs are located at APHIS Headquarters in Riverdale, MD. There are also regional offices within the Regulatory Operations Program at Ft. Collins, CO and Raleigh, NC.
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