Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).
The IACC is composed of representatives from MIH (top which the Department has delegated a leadership role in organizing and supporting the committee), CDC, FDA, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Department of Education, and four public members appointed by the Secretary of HHS.
[2009 Oct] Katie Wright on the IACC: An Autism Mom Goes to Washington By Katie Wright
 IACC meeting Carol Hoernlein, P.E.
The Great Denial of Vaccine Risks & Freedom by Barbara Loe Fisher
[January 27, 2009] Autism, Vaccines and
the CDC: The Wrong Side of History by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David
Kirby After eight years of secrecy
and subterfuge by the Bush Administration, it is time to shed light on
the government's abuse and mismanagement of autism research in this
country - especially when it comes to investigating evidence of a link
These rogue bureaucrats -- members of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee -- held an unannounced vote to remove previously approved vaccine studies from funding under the CAA. Nearly all of the "Federal" members of the panel voted to remove the two studies, whose estimated cost was $16 million - or 1.6% of the billion dollars authorized by Congress for autism. The panel's civilian members, in contrast, voted nearly unanimously to retain the funding.
IACC's action to halt vaccine-autism research flies in the face of congressional intent. The bill's authors clearly stated that vaccine research should be funded. Even the esteemed Institute of Medicine has condemned CDC's methods. In 2005, an IOM panel condemned CDC for its "lack of transparency" in vaccine-autism research.
The bureaucrats responsible for this scandal are on the wrong side of history and it's hard to not attribute an obstructionist motive to their act since vaccine-autism research has already entered the realm of mainstream science. Serious scientists (except those tied to the vaccine industry) no longer debate whether vaccine-autism research should be done, but rather how it should be done, and by whom.