Question - How quickly can the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) assets be deployed?
Answer - The SNS program is committed to having 12-Hour Push Packs delivered anywhere in the United States or its territories within 12 hours of a federal decision to deploy. The 12-Hour Push Packs have been configured to be immediately loaded onto either trucks or commercial cargo aircraft for the most rapid transportation. At the same time assets from the SNS are deployed, the SNS program will deploy its Technical Advisory Response Unit (TARU) to coordinate with state and local officials so the SNS assets can be efficiently received and distributed on arrival at the site. (https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/sns.htm; accessed December 2018)
*We apologize for the typographical error for the QOD on December 12. It should have read as "The Strategic National Stockpile".*