U.S. May Seek To Forestall Shortage Of Protective Suits For Ebola Fight

By Sebastian Sprenger / October 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM
The U.S. government may invoke special national-security authorities to ensure enough personal protective equipment can be purchased to deal with a domestic Ebola crisis, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official. Considerations to that effect follow fears that there may not be enough of the equipment available at airports and hospitals if measures to contain the virus in the United States ramp up, James Kish, the acting assistant administrator of FEMA's response directorate told InsideDefense.com on Wednesday. Kish was...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.