Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences Mary Maxon has announced the release of the 2019 version of the 10-year Biosciences Scientific Strategic Plan (BSP). The plan was refreshed this year to reflect a deeper integration of computing across our science strategies, increased the emphasis on biodetection and biosecurity, and to restructure the Health pillar to more accurately describe the enduring capabilities in Biosciences. In addition, the BSP implementation team was asked to take a look forward to 2028—five years beyond the end of the current BSP—to signal new concepts for the future.
This refresh, the last one before we measure our final progress toward our original 10- year Goals, reflects the hard work and contributions from staff across the Area. Through a bottom-up survey and visioning sessions, we collected new ideas that were incorporated by our implementation team. In addition, the 2019 version features a set of great new photos of people from both our research and operations corps. Since 2013, the BSP has served as the foundation for building a number of successful new programs in Biosciences, and the updated BSP provides a roadmap forward to continued success. Please take a look!