Accession Number : ADA497701
Title : Department of Defense Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Program 2009 Annual Report to Congress
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE
Report Date : 27 Mar 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 76
Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Program's (CBDP) 2009 Annual Report to Congress (ARC) details the progress made by the Department over the last year to protect our nation and allies from current and emerging threats posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It also reviews current programs that provide Warfighters with the most superior chemical and biological (CB) defense training, equipment, and preparedness to ultimately achieve our CBDP vision of ensuring DoD operations are unconstrained by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) effects. Additionally, this year's report marks the second year of the transformation of the ARC to a more streamlined format. Information regarding quantities, characteristics, and capabilities of fielded CB defense equipment are available in the 2008 Research, Development, and Acquisition (RDA) Plan. Congress, other federal agencies, academia, international partners, and the private sector all partner with the DoD CBDP to fulfill its mission to provide CBRN defense capabilities in support of the National Military Strategies. This mission is supported by our immediate goal to provide integrated, coordinated, and sustainable WMD solutions to the Warfighter; and our longer-term goal of advancing our defense capabilities to build readiness for current and future WMD challenges. We have structured our mission to be forward-thinking, responsive to Warfighter and national security needs, and streamlined with authority and accountability vested in specific executives.
Descriptors : *CHEMICAL AGENTS , *MILITARY RESEARCH , *BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , COUNTERMEASURES , ASYMMETRIC WARFARE , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , DETECTION , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , CONGRESS
Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE