Accession Number:

AD1099586

Title:

Overview: The Department of Defense and COVID-19

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD is one of many U.S. government agencies participating in the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA-led COVID-19 national response framework. As developments unfold, interest has grown regarding what DOD might be able to contribute to the U.S. governments COVID-19 response. On March 24, 2020, Secretary of Defense Esper stated that DODs top COVID-19 priorities are protecting the Defense Departments people, maintaining military readiness, and supporting the whole-of-government interagency response. With respect to whole-of-government response, below is a non-exhaustive survey of some DOD capabilities that might be applied to the current situation if directed to do so.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE